House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

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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Current, former Hill staffers say centralized authority needed to modernize Congress

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FILE - Sunlight shines on the U.S. House of Representatives and Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 21, 2022. In good times or bad, U.S. presidents come to Congress with a diagnosis that hardly differs over the decades. In their State of the Union speeches, they declare “the state of our union is strong,” or words very much like it. Whatever phrase President Joe Biden uses in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, American unity and strength are being sharply tested on multiple fronts.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

How the new House Digital Services team can make the House of Representatives a leader in digital transformation

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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/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for

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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

The House Modernization Committee has passed its final round of recommendations before its term expires at the end of this session of Congress. The committee…

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VA sees slight drop in facilities with staffing shortages

In today’s Federal Newscast, medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs see a slight improvement in staffing shortages over the last year.

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House Modernization Committee approves continuity of operations recommendations

The House Modernization Committee has passed a dozen recommendations that reflect on feedback gathered from members of Congress and their staff working remotely at times during the coronavirus pandemic.

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