Reforming Congress – Representative William Timmons, R-SC

December 21, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:15– Background and District
  • 3:27– Did you focus on similar issues when you were in state government and now Congress?
  • 5:51– Logic for deciding what bills to cosponsor, support, or oppose
  • 9:27– Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
  • 13:00– Rules in Congress
  • 20:42– Time in Washington, D.C.
  • 25:08– Individual member incentive for more committee time
  • 27:25– Thresholds to elevating bills being put onto the floor
  • 28:56– Role of party rules in Congress
  • 30:44– Changing incentive structures on choosing leadership
  • 33:17– Appointing committee leadership
    [Lightning Round]
  • 37:15– How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress?
  • 45:42– What does representation mean to you?
  • 50:27– What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make within 50 years?
  • 54:13– Plans for the future