ABSTRACT

House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Structure and Procedures [Updated April 15, 2020]   [open pdf - 918KB]

From the Overview: "The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is the most recent effort of the House of Representatives to examine its internal procedures and operations through the use of a specialized committee, commission, or party conference or caucus group. The original Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress was constituted during the 79th Congress (1945-1946) for the purpose of strengthening the role of Congress and its committees in the lawmaking process. In 1965, Congress reincarnated this joint committee to suggest additional changes in how the two chambers operate, and the committee was reconstituted during the 102nd and 103rd Congresses (1991-1994). While these efforts were bicameral in nature, other examinations of congressional operations, such as that being undertaken by this panel, have been focused primarily on the House."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45724
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2020-04-15
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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