Press Releases

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release
Two Dozen New Recommendations Address Opportunities for Staffing, Technology, Accessibility Reform in Congress

Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) unanimously passed their second round of bipartisan congressional recommendations, crafted to provide key opportunities for staffing, technology, and accessibility reform in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 11, 2019 Press Release
Committee’s two freshmen Members served as Acting Chair and Vice Chair, examined best practices and opportunities to better prepare new Members for service in the House

The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) today held a hearing to explore best practices and ways to foster leadership training and development for new Members of Congress. “Fostering the Next Generation of Leaders: Setting Members up for Success,” examined key resources, tools and ideas to enhance professional development and support within Capitol Hill.

Jun 20, 2019 Press Release
The Select Committee held a hearing to discuss best practices and ways to foster diversity among congressional staff, and how to recruit the best and brightest minds from across the country.
Jun 5, 2019 Press Release
The Select Committee held a hearing focused on specific types of communications, new technologies for improving deliberative dialogue between member offices and constituents, the future of constituent engagement, and recommendations for improving the way members and staff interact with constituents.
May 23, 2019 Press Release
Five new bipartisan recommendations give the American people a better view into the legislative branch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) today unanimously approved their first round of bipartisan congressional recommendations focusing on transparency in the legislative branch. The recommendations aim to give the American public greater access to the inner-workings of Congress.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan group of Members share experiences and ideas for improving the legislative branch
Former Members testified before the committee about their experiences while serving in the legislative branch.
Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) kicked off its first hearing of the 116th Congress today with a Member Day.
Jan 29, 2019 Press Release
Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed the following Members of Congress to the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, which is chaired by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA).
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi named Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Chairman of the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.