Commission on Political Reform

About the Commission

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Commission on Political Reform in March 2013 to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work in a polarized atmosphere.

A Conversation on American Unity

BPC hosted a town hall conversation on Congress in partnership with USA TODAY, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

BPC - USA TODAY Poll: Optimism for Congressional Reform

Could there be an improvement in the way Americans view Congress? Our poll says yes if the institution itself is willing to make some changes into the way it currently operates. And the next generation is the most optimistic among us.

Kennedy and Snowe: Washington can be fixed

It has become routine to talk about the polarization in Washington leading to gridlock and dysfunction in Congress. But Washington need not be irretrievably broken.

Citizens for Political Reform

Join the Citizens for Political Reform 100-Day Campaign!

March 17 marks 100 days to the release of the Commission on Political Reform’s recommendations on June 24. Over the next 100 days, we will share useful information with you on Twitter and Facebook about many of the issues that will be covered in the recommendations, especially the ones that will impact Americans like you. We will highlight recent BPC articles, introduce you to members of the commission, share eye-opening stats, and show you where to find information in your state about key issues.

Schmoke and Bridgeland: Answering our country's call

Young Americans are seeking national and community service opportunities in numbers that could produce a next Greatest Generation. We have both observed this trend since 9/11, but without a serious national effort that moves beyond the small scale of current programs, we risk losing their idealism and talents right at a time when our country needs them the most.