Modernizing Congress: A conversation with former Reps. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Tom Graves (R-GA) from January 29, 2021
Last December, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that a temporary committee created to make Congress “more effective, efficient, and transparent” would continue its work through 2023. Organized in 2019, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has already issued more than 100 recommendations, such as streamlining the bill-writing process, improving pay and benefits for congressional staff, educating new members on congressional practices, and updating technology infrastructure. Are these proposals enough to help Congress meet 21st-century challenges? Or should the committee set its sights on broader, more structural issues?
Please join AEI and Claremont McKenna College’s Salvatori Center for a panel discussion on how the committee can help strengthen the nation’s first branch of government, featuring former Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and former Vice Chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA).