Jim Townsend and Elise Bean at LegBranch.org:
The Lincoln Network, R Street Institute, and others have laid out a number of proposals to address Congress’ pressing staff problems. These recommendations include increasing Legislative Branch appropriations, improving staff compensation, lifting staffing limits, expanding committee personnel, providing more training, and increasing staff expertise on technology and science issues, all of which would strengthen Congress as a whole as well as its ability to conduct oversight.
Additional bipartisan proposals, focused on Congressional procedures and practices, have been submitted to the Modernization Committee by four organizations committed to improving Congressional oversight: the Levin Center, the Lugar Center, POGO, and American Oversight. [More here]