A modern Congress will need new technology, ways of thinking

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When the dust settled, literally, in the Capitol Building, the same old Congress was still there – with its partisanship and old fashioned modes of working. One local institution wants to help the beleaguered Congress with several 21st Century strategies. And as Congress seeks to modernize itself – or at least some members and think-tankers hope it does – it will inevitably hit the need for an infusion of contemporary technology. But that will be a hard buy and a hard sell to industry. Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Lorelei Kelly, the director of Congressional Modernization at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, about it.

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