Building Bridges Instead of Walls

William Gray at R Street: According to reports, the Biden administration is creating a position to “find common ground with conservatives” that will be headed by Louisiana Representative Cedric Richmond (D-La.). Part of Richmond’s mandate would be would be “private...

Improving Oversight

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...

Modernizing Congress

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Tom Graves (R-GA) participated in a Special Order on the House floor Monday to highlight the work of the committee and detail the recommendations that have been unanimously...

Civility in a Senate Committee

Rory E. Riley-Topping at The Hill: At a time when partisan bickering has become the norm on Capitol Hill…a showing of bipartisanship and civility there deserves mention. Enter the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by new Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)...