The Select Committee for Navel Examination

Are members of Congress finally willing to change the way they do business? This autumn both houses will vote on an unprecedented resolution calling for "comprehensive" reform of their institution. The measure would create a bipartisan committee -- set to include four members who are not elected officials -- which would recommend ways to modernize the legislative process. But the enthusiasm for reform isn't boundless. The four outside members will not be allowed to vote on any proposals.


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