Outcome of midterms unlikely to improve the Senate confirmation process for executive branch nominees
The time it takes to confirm presidential appointments in the Senate has grown longer and longer over the past four decades, despite several changes to Senate rules. The results of the midterm elections are unlikely to reverse the 40-year pattern.
Renewing trust and hope in Congress: A toolkit
In our communications toolkit that has groundbreaking research, there are four key components that reflect people’s aspirations and values around Congress. Consistently using these four ideas in communications about Congress can help rebuild the public’s trust in the institution.
Foresight is 20/20: Challenges and opportunities in Congress’ future
“Foresight is 20/20: Challenges and Opportunities in Congress’ Future,” aims to help Congress think about the future in a more proactive way, maximize its strengths and build resilience by focusing on key trends in political polarization, technology literacy and access, and demographic changes.
What a career in public service means to me
This Public Service Recognition Week, an intern on the Partnership’s Government Affairs team reflects on what drives her to consider a career in public service, taking a look back at her past roles in nonprofit organizations and a congressional district office.
Public service: Behind the scenes at the Capitol
This Public Service Recognition Week, help us celebrate the public servants who work behind the scenes to protect and preserve the U.S. Capitol.
How Congress can help build a true ‘government for the people’
Customer satisfaction with federal services recently dropped to an all-time low and trust in government has remained in decline for years. To reverse these trends, Congress must support federal agencies’ capacity to identify and test new approaches that aim to better serve the public by passing the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act, bipartisan legislation that is now pending in Congress.