Reforming Congress – Brad Fitch of the Congressional Management Foundation (Part 1)

February 17, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:18​ – Introduction
  • 1:54​ – What are your main areas of research?
  • 4:20 – How CMF works to provide congressional offices with the tools to support their constituents
  • 12:30 – How many people write to their member of Congress or attend town halls?
  • 16:24 – What are the ways in which a member of Congress tries to understand their district or state?
  • 21:20 – What are other ways that members of Congress collect data to understand what constituents care about?
  • 24:44 – Is it easier or harder for senators to understand states than representatives?
  • 27:26 – How are congressional staffs organized in the House and Senate?
  • 33:38 – What percentage of staff focuses on constituent services?