Serving the People: Investing in Congressional Capacity

Serving the People brought together key players in the congressional modernization effort to highlight recent improvements to institutional capacity and discuss future challenges and opportunities. Speakers and panelists explored how Members and staff can utilize and leverage the latest resources available to them. Panelists offered staff perspectives on their experience in building institutional capacity, promoting greater diversity and inclusion opportunities for staff, and how enhanced support services can ensure they succeed in their work on behalf of the country.

Keynote remarks from:

  • Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nevada), House Legislative Branch Appropriations
  • Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii), House Legislative Branch Appropriations
  • Former Rep. Tom Graves (R-Georgia)
  • House Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Lisa Sherman

Panelists:

  • Committee on House Administration
    • Staff Director Jamie Fleet
    • Minority Staff Director Tim Monahan
  • House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    • Democratic Staff Director Yuri Beckelman
    • Republican Staff Director Derek Harley
  • House Office of Diversity and Inclusion
    • Acting Director Christopher Lange
    • Deputy Director Jeyben Castro
  • House Chiefs of Staff Association
    • Co-chair Jonathan Day
  • House Modernization Staff Association
    • Staff Association President Ananda Bhatia