Aug 1, 2018

5 Ways You Can Help Revitalize Congress

Congress needs help. Our governing process is failing to function: less than 2% of the bills originating in the House of Representatives actually become law. The solution? A fundamental overhaul that reforms Congress, making it more Read More

Jul 24, 2018

Why The Filibuster Needs Reform

At a time where inflexible partisanship is soaring, there is a need more than ever for a bipartisan discussion on congressional reforms. The filibuster is often cited as one of the reasons nothing gets done in Washington.  When overused Read More

Jul 17, 2018

Engage with Your Lawmakers This Summer

This summer, our representatives in D.C. will be coming home for a brief break to participate in parades, campaign events, and to meet with constituents. During this time, they will be able to match faces with the issues they debate in Read More

Jul 13, 2018

5 Key Takeaways from The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform 5th Public Hearing

Formed from a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform is a bipartisan, bicameral group charged with identifying and recommending reforms to the budget and Read More

Jul 11, 2018

Recent Bipartisan Signals of Hope in Congress

The Senate’s recent passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, H.R. 2, otherwise known as the farm bill, by a wide margin of 86-11 is a major victory for bipartisanship. Why does that matter?  Because legislation that is Read More

Jul 9, 2018

How We Can Restore Civility

Dialogue and civil discourse are the pillars of our democracy, and the ability to share and discuss ideas shapes our political culture. However, this foundation is under threat: A majority of Americans believe that political debate is Read More

Jul 2, 2018

What did the Founders have to say?

With Independence Day quickly approaching, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the great leaders who stood up to tyranny and fearlessly founded a new nation. Our Founding Fathers envisioned a country in which everyone has the chance to Read More

Jun 27, 2018

3 Ways to Defeat Dysfunction on the Hill

In June 2014, a hyper partisan year, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform endeavored to make our governing institutions work better for Americans. Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Trent Lott joined 27 others to Read More

Jun 19, 2018

Top Ten Goals for Congress

Earlier this month, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would cut its August recess short in order to finish important tasks, including the appropriations process and judicial confirmations. However Read More

Jun 14, 2018

One Year Ago: The 2017 Congressional Baseball Game Shooting

Since 1909, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have convened for a friendly annual baseball game – all in the spirit of bipartisanship. Members have historically enjoyed the event so much that the game even “interrupted Read More

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