Apr 1, 2019

6 Key Takeaways: How Past Reform Efforts Can Help Transform Today’s Congress

Approximately once in a generation, there is an attempt to reform Congress. Since 1946, there have been four major reform efforts with the last one in 1993. This means that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has a... Read More

Mar 18, 2019

5 Key Takeaways from the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress’s Member’s Day Hearing

It is well-known that Americans are dissatisfied with Congress’s functioning, but how do members of Congress themselves feel? And what do they think can be done to fix the institution? On March 12, the Select Committee on the... Read More

Feb 11, 2019

It’s Time for a Congress that Works

After years of Congress’s continued dysfunctional spiral and failure to perform its basic duties, Bipartisan Policy Center Action said enough is enough.  We launched the Congress of Tomorrow effort to demand a committee that would... Read More

Feb 4, 2019

The Key to a Healthy State of the Union

With the longest government shutdown in history—and a tense battle between Congress and the president—now over, it is time for the nation to come together for this week’s annual State of the Union address in which the president lays... Read More

Jan 16, 2019

A Major Victory on Capitol Hill! But There’s Still Work to Be Done.

Our government was created for the people, but as Congress fails to perform its basic functions—like passing a timely budget—it fails to serve us, the American people. One year ago, we set out on a vital mission to make Congress work... Read More

Jan 3, 2019

This Year, Congress Should Resolve to Reform Itself for the American People

2018—and its government shutdowns, partisan congressional battles, and broken government processes—is behind us. With a new year and a new Congress, it’s time to ensure that government finally works better for the American people. Read More

Dec 18, 2018

2018 Holiday Wish List: Reforms We’d Like to See in the 116th Congress

This year, Congress had several shortcomings—including many divisive policy battles and two shutdowns of the federal government—which makes inclusion on Santa’s nice list this year unlikely. With a new Congress right around the... Read More

Dec 11, 2018

How Congress Can Make A Divided Government Work—And Succeed

As January—and the start of a new Congress—approaches, policymakers in D.C. will be faced with a unique situation: a divided government. In the U.S., a divided government is when one party controls the executive branch while another... Read More

Dec 3, 2018

Three Ways to Make a Lame Duck Less Lame

As we enter the holiday season, Congress is far from jolly and bright as it rushes to finish its core duties—like fund government agencies and reauthorize essential programs—in a lame duck session before the new Congress begins in... Read More

Nov 26, 2018

Now’s the Time to Propel the Committee on the Organization of Congress Over the Finish Line

We’re one step closer to a Congress of Tomorrow becoming a reality in the incoming Congress that convenes this January! Incoming House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) included a Committee on the Organization of... Read More

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