Offer a course in the new Member orientation and ongoing education portal to instruct Members on the House Rules of Decorum and Debate, and other practices to promote civility and respect.

Americans expect and deserve a functioning Legislative Branch, yet too often partisanship slows the work of Congress. In addition to presenting programming in a nonpartisan way (see Recommendation 2 above), new Member orientation should include a session on House Rules of Decorum and Debate and other practices to promote civility in Congress. This would help establish the importance of a civil and productive tone for new Members and promote relationship building across the aisle.

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