Reforming Congress – Mike Cys, Former Director of Congressional and Public Affairs (Part 2)

March 4, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:10 – How much time was spent on constituent services relative to DC work?
  • 1:16 – What works well in Congress, and what does not work well?
    4:39 – Is the House or Senate a more polarized chamber?
    6:03 – Opinion on how to fix the perceived problems identified with the primary system
    [Lightning Round]
  • 8:52​ – What do you think “congressional representation” should mean?
  • 11:01​ – How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 15:50​ – What fundamental institutional improvements should Congress make within 50 years?
  • 16:52​ – How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 19:22 – What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 20:21​ – What plans do you have for your career over the long term?