Press Releases

Mar 10, 2020 Press Release
Marks first time in recent history a select committee has turned recommendations into legislative action

Text was introduced and championed by the committee's twelve bipartisan Members of Congress 

Feb 26, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan committee leaders spoke about committee’s 45 recommendations

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Tom Graves (R-GA) participated in a Special Order on the House floor yesterday to highlight the work of the committee and detail the recommendations that have been unanimously passed thus far.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing to explore the impact of increased political polarization and partisanship on Congress’ ability to execute the Article One principle of debate and deliberation.

Jan 14, 2020 Press Release
Discussed ways to equip Congress to better serve the American people

Washington, D.C. – The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) today held a hearing to explore ways to boost Congress’ current capacity and ensure it is meeting its obligations and duties as outlined in Article One of the U.S. Constitution.

Jan 7, 2020 Press Release
Newest recommendations to improve constituent communication included in House Communication Rules and Procedures overhaul

Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress applauded new updates to the official House Communications Rules and Procedures, which include a number of improvements to constituent communication introduced and passed by the Select Committee last month.

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release
New recommendations boost civility and bipartisanship, save taxpayer dollars and increase the quality of constituent communication

Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) passed its third round of bipartisan recommendations aimed to make Congress work better for the American people. The recommendations were crafted to boost civility and bipartisanship in the House, save taxpayer dollars and increase the quality of constituent communication.

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation includes nearly 30 recommendations made unanimously by the Select Committee this year

Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) will introduce legislation to implement the bipartisan recommendations that have passed out of the Select Committee throughout the year.

Nov 14, 2019 Press Release
House approves continuation of committee’s work to reform Congress

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) through the end of the 116th Congress. The rule that created the Select Committee originally had it set to expire on February 1, 2020.

Nov 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – To discuss opportunities to improve constituent communications the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing yesterday to examine the congressional frank and current mailing standards in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Oct 17, 2019 Press Release
Committee discussed options to give Member more effective and efficient days in Congress

Washington, D.C. - The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing yesterday to examine opportunities to allow for more effective and efficient days at work on behalf of the American people.

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