Reforming Congress – Congressman Rodney Davis (Part 1)

April 13, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:30 – Sunwater Intro
  • 0:44 – About the 13th district of Illinois
  • 3:08 – Which bills do you decide to submit and how do you proceed to get them passed?
  • 5:07 – Once you have a bill, what do you do to convince leadership and fellow members of Congress to pass it?
  • 6:28 – Markup Vote DATE: March 24, 2021 COMMITTEE: Transportation & Infrastructure BILL: On Agreeing to H.R. 1144, PUGET SOS Act
  • 6:54 – On the relationships built in Congress and utilizing staff to seek out cosponsorships
  • 8:20 – What are the driving factors that inform how you should vote on a bill?
  • 10:23 – When you think about House rules and procedures, what changes would you make to the rules to help the institution run more efficiently?
  • 13:13 – What changes would you make to committees specifically?
  • 16:07 – Markup Vote DATE: March 24, 2021 COMMITTEE: Transportation & Infrastructure BILL: On Agreeing to H.R. 587, Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II
  • 16:25 – Would giving committee chairs more freedom in committee activities lead to better outcomes for legislation and cross-party collaboration?
  • 17:05 – Are there any other House floor rules (such as the Motion to Recommit) you would consider changing?
  • 18:38 – Is being in person with your colleagues a key component for legislating?
  • 19:03 – How do you spend your time at work? (Legislating, conducting oversight, engaging in district work, campaign activity)
  • 20:36 – What would be your ideal time allocation as a member of Congress?
  • 22:06 – What is the current balance of legislative vs. oversight work, and should that be adjusted at all?
    [End of part 1]
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