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Healthy Congress Index: Budget Actions Obscure Broken Process

Governance / Press Release October 19, 2017

Senate action on a budget resolution this week obscures continued dysfunction with the budget-making and appropriations process.

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Management Excellence Tracker

Governance / Blog August 16, 2017

The report covers about 50 key Senate-confirmable management positions from nomination through Senate review to confirmation for the three most recent presidential administrations.

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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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Trump Administration Lags in Filling Cabinet Agency Management Positions

Governance / Press Release May 5, 2017

The Trump administration lags behind its recent predecessors in making nominations for key government management positions.

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The Government Needs a Hiring Spree

Governance / News May 5, 2017

The top management posts below the secretary level are the key to an effective and efficient government

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Tax reform: Starting place for jobs, growth

Economy / News December 9, 2016

The emotions Americans are feeling are rooted in the reality that real income is down while the cost of living is up as indexed to inflation.

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Congress Underwhelms on Legislative Process

Governance / Press Release August 15, 2016

As attention shifts to the campaign trail, Congress has not improved with respect to the number of working days and the openness of the legislative process.

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Tracking the ‘health’ of Congress

Governance / News July 21, 2015

Congress continues to show small measures of progress in how the institution is being run, according to a new report.

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Congress Continuing Toward Improved Effectiveness

Governance / Press Release July 21, 2015

Congress continues to show promising progress, especially with upticks in the number of working days in session and amendments considered in the Senate.

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Healthy Congress Index: Congress’ Mid-Year Review

Governance / Press Release July 14, 2015

Early this year, congressional leaders promised a more open and better-functioning legislative process, but is Congress actually living up to those promises?

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