Remote Voting in the Senate

A March 19 news release from Senator Rob Portman: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to allow senators to vote remotely during a national crisis. During certain...

Tech in the House

Claire Abernathy, Kevin Esterling, and Marci Harris at LegBranch.org: As a complex, distributed system of 441 individual offices, 20 committees, two party leadership offices, and a dozen or so administrative and research support agencies, House technology has,...

Reviving OTA

M. Anthony Mills at LegBranch.org: Political momentum is building to revive the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), a congressional agency that once provided lawmakers with nonpartisan technical expertise. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang...

Modernizing Congress

  Recommendations of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: 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...