The House must extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

Today, Issue One and 24 other organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum called on U.S. House leadership to extend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in a joint letter.

The letter states: “We are a diverse mix of organizations and individuals with decades of experience in congressional operations, procedure, technology, and public policy. We strongly urge you to extend the Select Committee’s mandate for one additional year, so that it may continue its important work to drive the conversation on modernizing and improving our first branch of government.” 

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee said, “It is a no-brainer to continue the Select Committee for at least another year. The 12 Republican and Democratic members have been laying important groundwork to ensure the House can function efficiently and effectively in the 21st century.”

The signers on the letter included: 

  1. American Library Association 
  2. Bipartisan Policy Center Action
  3. College to Congress
  4. Congressional Institute
  5. Congressional Management Foundation
  6. Data Coalition
  7. Demand Progress
  8. Democracy Fund Voice
  9. Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow, New America*
  10. FreedomWorks
  11. GovTrack.us
  12. Government Accountability Project
  13. Marci Harris, CEO and cofounder, POPVOX*
  14. Issue One
  15. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  16. Lorelei Kelly, Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University*
  17. Leadership Now Project
  18. Lincoln Network
  19. NALEO Educational Fund
  20. Partnership for Public Service
  21. Protect Democracy
  22. Public Citizen
  23. R Street Institute
  24. Rebuild Congress Initiative
  25. Senior Executives Association

Read the full letter.

*Affiliation listed for identification purposes only.