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R Sheet on Congressional Reorganization Acts
- 1) Many of the voiced frustrations about Congress’s organization and operations are not unique to the present day.
- 2) Congress has a history of reforming itself through Joint Committees on the Organization of Congress (JCOC).
- 3) In 1946 and 1970, following two JCOCs, Legislative Reorganization Acts were passed, which dramatically reformed congressional capacity, structures and transparency.
- 4) Congress should establish a fourth JCOC to solicit member and expert recommendations for modern reforms.