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Healthy Congress Index: Congress' Mid-Year Review

Washington, D.C.– Early this year, congressional leaders promised a more open and better-functioning legislative process, but is Congress actually living up to those promises? The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) first Healthy Congress Index, released in April, showed tentative signs of progress toward those goals. Have the numbers changed over the last quarter?

On July 21, BPC’s Commission on Political Reform will unveil updated analysis on Congress’ days in session, the role of committees, and the use of the filibuster in the second edition of our quarterly Healthy Congress Index. In other words: has Congress kept its word to get back to work? Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Olympia Snowe, Sec. Dan Glickman, and Sen. Trent Lott will break down the findings and reflect on the year since the commission they led released 65 recommendations on reforming government and reinvigorating participatory citizenship.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to [email protected].


WHO:

Senator Tom Daschle
Co-Founder, Bipartisan Policy Center
@TomDaschle

Senator Olympia Snowe
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
@OlympiasList

Secretary Dan Glickman
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
@DanRGlickman

Senator Trent Lott
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Larry Kramer
President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

WHAT:

Toward Productive Partisanship: Congress’ Mid-Year Review

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005