Embrace the Unorthodox to Improve Deliberations on Capitol Hill
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Embrace the Unorthodox to Improve Deliberations on Capitol Hill
2020-02-14 14:42:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A trio of experts has told a Select Committee tasked with improving how Congress functions to forget harkening back to an earlier era and instead embrace methods of deliberation better suited to our times. Meeting in the Cannon... Read More

Good Government Panel Scores Victory On Constituent Communications
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Good Government Panel Scores Victory On Constituent Communications
2020-01-07 21:09:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - New updates to the official House communications rules and procedures include several improvements endorsed by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress last month. The updates, which went into effect on Tuesday, include: Name Change - The... Read More

Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
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Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
2019-12-05 20:00:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Graves, the most senior Republican in Georgia's House delegation, announced Thursday that he will not stand for re-election in 2020. In a letter to constituents in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, northwest of Atlanta, Graves said, after... Read More

House Votes to Extend Select Committee on Modernization Through 116th Congress
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House Votes to Extend Select Committee on Modernization Through 116th Congress
2019-11-15 20:45:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday voted to extend the mandate of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress through the end of the 116th Congress. The rule that created the Select Committee originally had it set to expire... Read More

Widespread Support Emerges for Extending Panel Working on Congressional Reforms
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Widespread Support Emerges for Extending Panel Working on Congressional Reforms
2019-11-07 22:15:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Multiple letters addressed to the House leadership shows there's widespread support for extending the mandate of a select committee that has been working for the past year on finding meaningful ways to reinvigorate the procedures and culture of... Read More

'Tremendous Degree of Variation' Seen in Members Use of Social Media
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'Tremendous Degree of Variation' Seen in Members Use of Social Media
2019-11-01 20:28:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite recent controversies around social media, members of Congress are using the platforms as much if not more than ever before to reach out to constituents -- and no one approach applies to all, a Capitol Hill panel... Read More

Earmarks Revival Might Usher In New Era of Congressional Civility
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Earmarks Revival Might Usher In New Era of Congressional Civility
2019-09-27 20:26:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - If Congressional leaders are serious about restoring civility, reasoned debate and a spirit of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, they should seriously consider bringing back earmarks, a George Mason University professor told a House panel on Thursday. "They are... Read More

Modernization Panel Takes Hard Look at Budget and Appropriations Process
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Modernization Panel Takes Hard Look at Budget and Appropriations Process
2019-09-20 21:21:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel charged with improving Congress's procedures and performance took a hard look Thursday at one of the government's most difficult exercises, the annual budget and appropriations process. Last year, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and... Read More

Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill
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Select Committee Unanimously Endorses Proposals to Improve Life on Capitol Hill
2019-08-02 19:52:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Before leaving Washington to work in their home districts, members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously endorsed a second round of bipartisan proposals to improve life on Capitol Hill. “This committee is committed... Read More

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