Congress establishes new committee to modernize itself

One of the first votes taken by the 116th Congress established the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. It’s goal is to come up with ideas for modernizing the legislative branch itself. Though it doesn’t hold any legislative authority, the committee will hold public hearings to discuss ways to update the way Congress conducts day-to-day business. To find out more, Federal News Network’s Jason Miller spoke with the chair of the committee, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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