RCI Recommendations for Change
Op-ed: Where hope for Congress lies by RCI’s Bruce Patton.
There are many existing recommendations for how Congress could improve its operations. Some more recent reports include:
Bipartisan Policy Center Commission on Political Reform. Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen Our Democracy (2015)
Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter. Why Competition in the Politics Industry Is Failing America: A Strategy for Reinvigorating Our Democracy (2017)
Various reform proposals were assessed by academic specialists in this report:
State solutions to some of the problems faced by the federal government are catalogued in this report:
Lawrence M. Noble for Issue One and The Campaign Legal Center. Blueprints for Democracy: Actionable Reforms to Solve Our Governing Crisis (2015, updated 2017).
History of Legislative Change
Some useful links on the history of Congressional reform include:
Congressional Institute. Lessons Learned from the 1993 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (2019)
Congressional Institute. Joint Committees on the Organization of Congress: A Short History (2015)
Others Call for Action
Reform proposals by other groups and individuals.
Demand Progress. House Rules Reform Recommendations.
Demand Progress. Get the House in Order.
Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). The Time to Reform Congress and Our Political System Is Now.
Problem Solvers Caucus. More Problem Solvers Members Pledge to Tie Speaker Vote to Rule Changes.