Fifth package would help reclaim Congress' Article One responsibilities, improve the congressional schedule and calendar, boost congressional capacity and reform the budget and appropriations process
Washington, D.C. - Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress ("Select Committee") passed its fifth and final package of recommendations to make Congress work better for the American people. 40 new recommendations were passed, which aim to help Congress reclaim its Article One re…
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Tom Graves (R-GA) joined The Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications to discuss the Select Committee's work. Established in 2019 as part of The Shepherd University, The Stubblefield Institute is committed to "bringing divergent viewpoints together in constructive debate and authentic dialogue in order to foster greater civic engagement and responsibility."
The Chair and Vice Chair sp…
Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress ("Select Committee") unanimously passed 12 new recommendations aimed at improving continuity of operations in Congress. This was the fourth package of recommendations passed by the Select Committee.
Since many congressional offices began teleworking in March due to the global pandemic, the Select Committee has held six virtual discussions with guest experts. In a number of the discussions, the Members and participants highlighted best …
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress approved its fifth and final package of recommendations last week to "to make Congress work better for the American people."
The final round of recommendations passed on Sept. 24 includes 40 new recommendations. Over the last 20 months, the committee has approved 97 recommendations in total. The latest recommendations cover a wide array of topics, including improving IT modernization efforts, expanding congressional technology staff, o…
The House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress has passed its final round of recommendations before its term expires at the end of this session of Congress.
Those recommendations include standing up a Congressional Data Task Force and identifying continuity of operations best practices the House made during the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the committee have recommended creating a Congressional Digital Services Task Force that would overhaul the House's internal and public-facing …
An 18-month effort to make Congress work smarter has yielded 97 official recommendations from the House Modernization of Congress Committee and aims to stem the brain drain among staffers, boost congressional capacity, and overhaul the budget and appropriations process.
"It's not 100, but 97 is still an A," said Washington Democrat Derek Kilmer, the panel's chairman.
Committee members advanced their final slate of 40 proposals Thursday in the last meeting of the select committee, which was ori…
In the last few months, employees nationwide have held conversations across various job sectors about their workplace environment and how employers can cultivate a better work/life balance.
The Modernization committee wanted to share what we're doing on behalf of congressional staff, the backbone of the People's House, to ensure their work on behalf of the American people is supported, and is not dwarfed by Executive Branch influence and lobbyist interests.
Staff have a wealth of institutiona…