Welcome to the Alliance for Congress

Congress needs support from people who strive for a healthier democracy for our entire diverse nation. The Partnership for Public Service’s Alliance for Congress is here to help.

Discover our research on the health of Congress

This first study focuses on the perspective of individuals who make up the backbone of Congress: the staff who work on the Senate and House.

Our vision is a Congress that earns the public trust by listening, leading and legislating effectively for our diverse nation.

The Alliance for Congress will help Congress invest in its own capacity to tackle big issues and serve the public good.

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Head of House Office of Diversity and Inclusion urges more staff diversity

The Hill | Marty Johnson

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Research
Commission on Political Reform

The Commission on Political Reform was convened to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work in a polarized atmosphere.

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Success Stories
Congressional support agencies lead the way on employee engagement

Congress faced a once-in-a-generation battle against a pandemic in 2020 that threatened the nation.

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Experienced staff promote effective lawmaking

The Hill | Craig Volden and Alan E.

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Bipartisan Index

The Bipartisan Index is intended to fill a hole in the information available to the public about the performance of members of Congress.

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Success Stories
An idea whose time has come

The Democratic congresswoman from Houston and the senior Republican senator from Texas do not often find themselves on the same side politically, but on June 17, Rep.

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News Articles
Making Congress more effective for the American people

The Hill | Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe

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Research
Government Disservice: Overcoming Washington Dysfunction to Improve Congressional Stewardship of the Executive Branch

This report examines how congressional polarization diminishes the effectiveness of federal programs and operations.

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We are proud to recognize our Alliance for Congress sponsors whose generosity furthers our work. To learn more about supporting the Alliance for Congress or other Partnership programs, contact Christine Carroll at [email protected] or (202) 464-5384.

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Stronger together: We serve as an ally to the community of organizations and people working to strengthen Congress. Learn more about how our coalition works: https://allianceforcongress.org/about-us/our-alliance/

#WhenCongressWorks: From the perspective of congressional staff, our research highlights ways in which Congress can work more effectively: https://allianceforcongress.org/publications/whats-a-healthy-congress-perspectives-and-stories-from-congressional-staff/

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