In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working group session, we examine congressional procedure and its impact on policy creation and outcomes. How does procedure, especially in complicated situations like reconciliation, empower leaders versus rank-and-file members? What are the consequences of this? What, if anything, should be done to increase staffers’ knowledge of procedure?
Come join us as we discuss these important questions. Lunch will be provided.
Molly Reynolds, Fellow, Brookings Institution
This meeting is open to Capitol Hill staff (except interns); experts on Congress; and anyone else who cares about the well-being of America’s legislative branch. This meeting is open to media, and the group's co-directors, Kevin R. Kosar and Lee Drutman, are available for interviews and comment. They can be reached at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
New America and the R Street Institute launched the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group in spring 2016. The group formed in response to widespread perception that Congress is dysfunctional. The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group aims to assess Congress' capacity to perform its constitutional duties and to collaborate on ideas to improve the legislative branch’s performance in our separation-of-powers system.