Press Releases

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 m

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.

Sep 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing to explore recommendations for promoting civility and encouraging more collaboration in Congress.

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release
Leadership Now Award given to honor Select Committee’s bipartisan work towards reform

In recognition of their bipartisan work, innovative leadership and ongoing recommendations to improve the way Congress functions, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) was honored with the Leadership Now Award.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
Joined by Appropriations Committee Chair Lowey and Budget Committee Ranking Member Womack

Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a hearing to examine budget and appropriations process reform in Congress. Last year, the Joint Select Committee (“Joint Select Committee”) on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform was tasked with producing bipartisan recommendations to significantly reform the current funding process in Congress.

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