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.
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.
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.
Recent bipartisan moves offer hope for a return to traditional legislating
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Benisek and Gill means redistricting reform will need to come from the voters and their representatives directly.
Nine ways to restore public trust and its self-dignity.