For Support Of The Strengthening American Democracy Initiative

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  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    38 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The Strengthening American Democracy Initiative, housed in the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings, proposes to continue its research and outreach that focus on determining the sources of political polarization and the pathways for improving the performance of governance, decision making, and democracy.The Initiative will focus on three areas where its scholars have established intellectual leadership: Presidential and congressional primaries, political realism, and increasing congressional capacity. The overall goal of this work is to develop recommendations that will allow our elected leaders to effectively deliberate and solve crucial policy problems.
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for support of research on Congress  
This grant enables the Brookings Governance Studies program to continue its research and analysis related to Congress and its constitutional duties, institutional performance, capacity, and problem solving. Through scholarship, convenings, and dissemination of research and recommendations, Brookings will inform those working to support a more effective Congress. Under the leadership of Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds, Brookings will explore congressional rules and procedures; budget and appropriations process reform; congressional oversight; and congressional capacity, productivity, demographics, and related issues. It will continue producing "Vital Statistics on Congress, a 40-year-old source of essential data.

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