A bipartisan, bicameral task force should identify lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend continuity of Congress improvements.

The Committee has recommended specific continuity of governance and operations reforms, but there is a need for a wholistic understanding of how Congress responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the institution can better prepare for future crises. A bipartisan, bicameral task force should produce an updated, objective report of the response and offer recommendations for how Congress can best prepare for congressional continuity.

When making recommendations, the task force should consider how other legislatures (such as state legislatures and foreign governments) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and extended telework periods. This should also go beyond physical and technical reforms, and consider actual continuity of government leadership, similar to goal of the 9/11 Commission.

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