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

Nov 19, 2018

5 Bipartisan Advancements to Be Thankful for This Year

With the midterm elections and partisan politics dominating the news, 2018 has been filled with division and hyper-partisanship. What the headlines fail to recognize is all the important bipartisan advancements on Capitol Hill and the Read More

Nov 14, 2018

Veterans in Congress: How They Spark Bipartisanship – and Why the 116th Congress Should Continue this Momentum

This week, we celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the brave men and women who have fought and served to defend the freedom and values that are foundational to our democracy. Veterans Day was officially established in 1954 but is linked Read More

Nov 7, 2018

Elections Are Over: Now’s Our Opportunity to Revitalize the New 116th Congress

Election seasons are tough, rough-and-tumble, and divisive.  With midterm elections now over—a much-needed respite from the contentiousness—it’s time for our elected officials to come together and commit to working better for us. Read More

Oct 31, 2018

Let’s Make Washington Less Scary: 5 Ways to Reform Congress

Congress can often seem as scary and tricky as Halloween, but we can change that! With just over two months until the start of the new, 116th Congress, the window for change is now. That’s why former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle Read More

Oct 24, 2018

Leveraging Technology to Make Congress Work Better for Us

While most people associate late October with pumpkins, ghouls, and falling leaves, did you know it also represents an unlikely celebration of our democracy? The telegraph, which celebrates an important anniversary this week, represents a Read More

Oct 17, 2018

The Countdown to a New Congress is On: Here’s How We Can Set Up the 116th Congress for Success

The bad news: Only 17% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. The good news: We’re on the cusp of a new Congress where we can make a functioning government a reality! How do we reform Congress to make it work better for the Read More

Oct 9, 2018

Reviving Civility During and After Campaign Season

Campaign season is a time that, unfortunately, tends to bring out the worst in American politics. Far too often, mudslinging and name calling are prioritized over respectful dialogue. With political polarization at a seemingly all-time Read More

Oct 2, 2018

The Importance of Being an Engaged Citizen

Last Wednesday, September 26, the nation marked an important moment for our democracy: National Voter Registration Day. Established in 2012 to encourage the millions of Americans who aren’t registered to vote to exercise their right, Read More

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