The Bipartisan Policy Center’s upcoming webinar series, Modernizing Congress: Progress and Prospects, on January 28 and February 1, has been postponed. We are working to reschedule these webinars and will be in touch when we have more information.
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Congress is an underperforming institution—hindered by its own self-divestment, defied by Democratic and Republican administrations, and struggling to navigate deepening political polarization. The seeds of a turnaround were planted when the House of Representatives formed the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress during the 116th Congress. Two years later, and with the committee’s work extended for the 117th Congress, this two-part series will examine what has been accomplished toward making Congress work better for the American people, and what an agenda for future improvement looks likes.
January 28 | Congress Overwhelmed
Experts will chart the history and causes of Congress’s dysfunction, and present new research and perspectives on areas primed for upgrades.
Kevin Kosar, Ph.D
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Ruth Bloch Rubin, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Kristina Miler, Ph.D
Associate Professor, University of Maryland
February 1 | Modernization Committee
The bipartisan leadership of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will discuss the committee’s successes in the 116th Congress and potential areas where the committee will focus its attention in the 117th.
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Chairman, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
Additional participants to be announced.
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.