Progress on Modernizing Congress

Nan Swift at LegBranch.org: 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...

Simplifying Congressional Procedure

Kevin Kosar at The Hill: So why is the legislative procedure so complex and opaque? Largely, it is the product of the aggregation of new rules and precedents year after year. The most recent copy of the House’s guide to legislative procedure is more than 1,000 pages...