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American Congressional Exchange

Governance / Page December 4, 2017

ACE is a systematic approach to building better relationships and bipartisanship in Congress but away from the crucible of Washington, D.C.

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Q&A with Commission on Political Reform Leadership

Governance / Blog August 15, 2017

CPR Co-Chairs Tom Daschle, Dan Glickman, and Olympia Snowe discussed the importance of the CPR report’s recommendations in this current political environment.

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After 200 Days, Most Government Management Roles Unfilled

Governance / Press Release August 8, 2017

According to new BPC data, fewer than one-third of critical federal agency management roles have been filled as the Trump administration marks 200 days in office.

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Management Roles in the Trump Administration

Matthew Weil / Blog August 8, 2017

The Trump administration continues to trail its recent predecessors in filling key appointed management positions as we reach the 200-day mark since inauguration.

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The Debt We Owe Each Other to Strengthen Democracy

Beverly G. Hudnut / Blog May 30, 2017

There has never a better time for all Americans to commit time to public service—in their own community or at the state or federal level.

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Proposals to Strengthen and Protect Congress’ Legislative Capacities

Governance / March 28, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

The most recent election highlighted our country’s deep political, economic and culture divides. Yet despite these differences, our government must continue to function.

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114th Congress Improves, but Gridlock Overshadows

Michael Thorning / Blog January 19, 2017

The 114th Congress undoubtedly saw improvements to the legislative process, but there were concerning trends as well.

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New Congress, Same Promises on Working Days

Michael Thorning / Blog December 2, 2016

Though the chambers are planning to work more days than the first year of the last Congress, that is already a low bar by historical standards.

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Joint Committee Legislation Would Enable Needed Reforms

Governance / Press Release September 29, 2016

The Bipartisan Policy Center believes that the Congress and other critical institutions must strengthen their capacity to govern a divided nation.

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Time is Running Short for 114th Congress to Improve on Key Metrics

Michael Thorning / Blog May 6, 2016

By March of its second year, the 114th Congress has maintained some of its improvements from its first year and remained behind on others.

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