It seems as if Congress has a committee for everything, even though it doesn’t accomplish all that much these days.
There might be grounds for optimism, however. This year Congress set up a panel that’s focusing on how to knock the institution itself back into shape.
If Rep. Tom Graves had a magic wand to fix one aspect of Congress, he would make lawmakers and their families live in Washington and get to know each other.
“If we all spent more time together, and our children spent more time together, I think you would see less yelling and rock throwing at one another,” he said in an interview.
"Well," says Derek Kilmer glancing over at Tom Graves. “That was a downer.”