Making Congress More Effective, Efficient and Transparent
- Streamline the bill-writing process to save time and reduce mistakes.
- Finalize a new system that allows the American people to easily track how amendments change legislation and the impact of proposed legislation to current law.
- Make it easier to know who is lobbying Congress and what they’re lobbying for.
- One-click access to a list of agencies and programs that have expired and need Congressional attention.
- One-click access to see how Members of Congress vote in committees.
Streamline and Reorganize House Human Resources
- Creating a one-stop shop Human Resources HUB for Member, committee, and leadership staff.
- Making permanent the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
- Examining and updating the staff payroll system from monthly to semimonthly.
- Raising the cap on the number of staff in Member offices.
- Regularly surveying staff on improving pay and benefits.
Overhaul the Onboarding Process and Provide Continuing Education for Members
- Allowing newly-elected Members to hire and pay one transition staff member.
- Offering new-Member orientation in a nonpartisan way.
- Making new-Member orientation more comprehensive.
- Promoting civility during new-Member orientation.
- Creating a Congressional Leadership Academy to offer training for Members.
- Making cybersecurity training mandatory for Members.
Modernize and Revitalize House Technology
- Reestablishing and restructuring an improved Office of Technology Assessment.
- Improving IT services in the House by reforming House Information Resources (HIR).
- Requiring House Information Resources (HIR) to prioritize certain technological improvements.
- Requiring House Information Resources (HIR) to reform the approval process for outside technology vendors.
- Requiring House Information Resources (HIR) to allow Member offices to test new technologies.
- Creating one point of contact for technology services for each Member office.
- Creating a customer service portal to improve technology services in the House.
- Leveraging bulk purchasing of the House by removing technology costs out of Member offices’ budgets and moving into a centralized account.
- Prioritizing a “rapid response” program at the Congressional Research Service for nonpartisan fact sheets on key issues.
- Developing a constituent engagement and services best practices HUB for Members.
Make the House Accessible to all Americans
- Improving access to congressional websites for individuals with disabilities.
- Requiring all broadcasts of House proceedings to provide closed caption service.
- Requiring a review of the Capitol complex to determine accessibility challenges for individuals with disabilities.