BY MICHAEL S. JOHNSON | OCT 5, 2018
The movement to reform the U.S. Congress is like a G-rated flick that would make Walt Disney yawn. There’s no sex, no violence, no scandal, no crime, comparatively little political intrigue, and no big-time stars, just a lot of risqué talk about filibustering the motion to proceed.
It is doubtful the subject will come up in campaigns, either, beyond the patronizing and often hypocritical blather about running against Washington.
Several weeks ago the House Rules Committee held a hearing on about 40 reforms that members wanted to see brought up on the opening day of the next Congress in January 2019. The attention to it was, as you would expect, silence.
There wasn’t any news coverage, except from Paul Krawzak at Congressional Quarterly, who understands the subject matter.
The need for reform couldn’t be clearer, or more critical, or more timely.