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Impermanent committees too often get a bad rap in Washington. People are quick to point to the 2011 Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—sometimes called the “Supercommittee”—or the more recent Joint Select Committee on Budget and Process Reform, both of which failed to achieve their lofty goals. That broad brush does not apply to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (SCOMC), which has once again demonstrated that an exceptional approach can yield exceptional results: more than 60 percent of the committee’s 116th Congress recommendations have been implemented or are well on their way to being so.