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Healthy Congress Index: Improvement in Appropriations, Days in D.C.

Governance / Press Release November 30, 2018

An improved appropriations process in which Congress enacted five of 12 appropriations bills before the start of fiscal year 2019 resulted in a better functioning Congress.

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Improved Appropriations Process Leads to Better Functioning Congress

Michael Thorning / Blog November 28, 2018

Congress had much more success than in recent years when it came funding the government for Fiscal Year 2019, which began on October 1, 2018.

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2018 Primary Election Turnout and Reforms

Governance / Research November 15, 2018

Examination of turnout during the 2018 primary elections, conducted in 49 states and D.C., compared with turnout during the 2014 and 2010 midterm election cycles.

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Matching Needs and Skills Through Public Service

Matthew Weil / Blog October 22, 2018

All Americans would benefit from an influx of short-term public service appointments to ensure the most informed and trained workforce

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Problem Solvers Caucus Congressional Reform

Joshua Ferrer, Matthew Weil / Blog August 9, 2018

The members of the Problem Solvers Caucus have put their feet down and demanded change. Perhaps they can follow through on their bold proposals with action come January.

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The Goal is Workable Bipartisanship

Joshua Ferrer / Blog August 6, 2018

The next Congress is likely to be closely divided, no matter which party controls each chamber. It’s time to find the way back to regular order and working together for the American people.

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Healthy Congress Index: Signs of Progress on Appropriations

Michael Thorning / Blog July 23, 2018

While the 115th Congress has a mixed record so far in terms of the legislative process, there are signs of hope for regular order in the appropriations process for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Tom Daschle and Trent Lott: 3 Ways to Defeat Dysfunction on the Hill

Governance / News June 25, 2018

Recent bipartisan moves offer hope for a return to traditional legislating

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Supreme Court Punts on Redistricting Reform, Now Up To Voters

Matthew Weil / Blog June 19, 2018

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Benisek and Gill means redistricting reform will need to come from the voters and their representatives directly.

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Jason Grumet: Congress, It’s Time to Heal Thyself. Here’s How

Governance / News January 29, 2018

Nine ways to restore public trust and its self-dignity.

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