FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo the morning sun illuminates the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning to Washington for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal making on a challenging menu of year-end business. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

An update on modernizing Congress

It may not gain a lot of traction with constituents, but modernizing the Congress itself is a high priority for at least a few members. Among them, members…

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House Modernization Committee issues last round of recommendations

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House Modernization Committee approves continuity of operations recommendations

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

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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

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House IG tells committee to consider ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

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House Modernization Committee recommends bringing back Office of Technology Assessment

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To modernize Congress, start with staffer pay and technology, retired lawmakers say

Several retired members of Congress, when asked where it all went wrong, told the committee that staffers need better pay, and Congress as a whole needs…

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New bill to help temporary federal workers save for retirement

In today’s Federal Newscast, A bipartisan pair of lawmakers want to give some federal employees a new retirement flexibility.

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The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress ‘lacks sufficient capacity’ to oversee tech issues, but is Office of Tech Assessment the solution?

Members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress agree Congress lacks tech oversight capacity to keep an eye on federal agencies, but whether that means bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment, as some lawmakers have suggested, remains unclear.

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