The American people depend upon their representatives to be their voice in Congress, but as partisan politics force crisis after crisis, lawmakers are unable to fulfill this responsibility.  Because of this, Congress is less productive, passing only 82 bills last year; and the public is losing faith, with only a 16% approval rating from constituents. Our government was created for the people, but as Congress continues down this path, we the people are losing access to our government and influence over its decisions.

It’s time for this to change. That’s why we need to establish the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, to reform our government from within and instill lasting change to make Congress work. The committee will be charged with proposing reforms that will enable Congress to  avoid partisan-driven crises, commit to responsible budgeting, and once again respond to the immediate needs of our citizenry.

These reforms are already in motion, as Representatives Darin Lahood (R-IL), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and 64 of their House colleagues introduced legislation (H.Con. Res 28) to establish the Joint Committee – but this is only the beginning. Our reform effort must make its way through the same antiquated process it is attempting to change. This requires widespread support from both chambers of Congress and their constituents, joining together to make known the vital need for change.

From healthcare and immigration, to the national debt, today’s Congress is facing critical questions that will define us as a nation. If we work together, we can create a system capable of solving our problems once and for all. The time is now.

*Supporters are engaged with this project on an educational basis and are not involved in direct or grassroot advocacy.

Legislative Support

Sponsor: Darin Lahood (R-IL)

Sponsor: Dan Lipinski (D-IL)

Bradley Byrne (R-AL)

Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ)

Scott Peters (D-CA)

Juan Vargas (D-CA)

Jared Huffman (D-CA)

David Loebsack (D-CA)

Jim Costa (D-CA)

Jeff Denham (R-CA)

David Valadao (R-CA)

J Luis Correa (D-CA)

Julia Brownley (D-CA)

Salud Carbajal (D-CA)

Ro Khanna (D-CA)

Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Mike Coffman (R-CO)

Ken Buck (R-CO)

Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)

Carlos Curbello (R-FL)

Thomas Rooney (R-FL)

Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)

Randy Hultgren (R-IL)

Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Mike Bost (R-IL)

Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Luke Messer (R-IN)

David Young (R-IA)

Kevin Yoder (R-KS)

Garret Graves (R-LA)

Seth Moulton (D-MA)

John Moolenaar (R-MI)

Jack Bergman (R-MI)

Fred Upton (R-MI)

Bill Huizenga (R-MI)

Doug LaMalfa (R-MI)

Timothy Walz (D-MN)

Don Bacon (R-NE)

Albio Sires (D-NJ)

Leonard Lance (R-NJ)

Tom Reed (R-NY)

Daniel Donovan, Jr. (R-NY)

Elise Stefanik (R-NY)

John Faso (R-NY)

David Rouzer (R-NC)

James Renacci (R-OH)

David Joyce (R-OH)

Warren Davidson (R-OH)

Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)

Matt Cartwright (D-PA)

Charles Dent (R-PA)

Jim Cooper (D-TN)

Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

Marc Veasey (D-TX)

Beto O'Rourke (D-TX)

Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Joe Barton (R-TX)

Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

Mike Gallager (R-WI)

Ron Kind (D-WI)

Former Members of Congress

Tom Tauke (R-IA)

Dan Glickman (D-KS)

Mickey Edwards (R-OK)

Charles A. Gonzalez (D-TX)

Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Dennis Hertel (D-MI)

Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS)

Martin Lancaster (D-NC)

Dave Hobson (R-OH)

Bob Walker (R-PA)

Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD)

Community Supporters

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