Derek Kilmer

FILE - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen from a window in the Cannon House Office Building at the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2022. Federal regulations run through American life, touching on everything we consume, the air we breathe, the water we drink. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress’ own reform committee wraps up its work and now its time to vote

For several years, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has been developing ideas for just that: updating a whole branch of government….

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Jokes aside, could Congress function if something wiped out a lot of members?

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Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Some members of Congress are working to make things more civil, in a Congress that works better

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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(DoD photo)firefighter, PFAS

Cleaning up hazardous chemicals, unexploded munitions from military bases not likely to wrap up soon

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Committee to reform House is off to a running start in the 117th Congress

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(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House Modernization Committee issues last round of recommendations

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House Modernization Committee approves continuity of operations recommendations

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An update on Congress’ IT development

Washington Democrat Derek Kilmer and Georgia Republican Tom Graves returned to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the latest developments.

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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., left, speaks with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Will the coronavirus be the push Congress needs to modernize long-standing inefficiencies?

Proxy voting with or without quorum, video hearings, limiting member travel and maintaining social distancing at the Capitol have required lawmakers to…

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A workman walks through the empty corridors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill as lawmakers negotiate on the emergency coronavirus response legislation, in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Modernization committee leaders weigh in on continuity of operations, reopening

The chair and vice chair of the select committee on the modernization of Congress have been exploring best practices to reopen federal offices.

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