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 three-part series will examine key performance measures of the legislative branch, what has been accomplished toward making Congress work better for the American people, and what an agenda for future improvement looks likes.
May 27 | 12:15-1 p.m. ET | 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 R. Kosar
Resident Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Dr. Tim LaPira
Professor of Political Science, James Madison University
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.