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Help Congress break gridlockEvery Member of Congress could use input from their constituents that is better informed and more relevant to the decisions they face

Create a Citizen CabinetA scientifically selected representative sample of Americans in each district or state would be regularly consulted on policy issues, using new online interactive tools

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Inform and engage citizensMake Citizen Cabinet tools available to all Americans, so they can get better informed and more effectively communicate their views to Congress

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  • VOP Contributes to New Report on State of the Congress

    August 9, 2017

    Americans widely believe that Congress is not working because it does not want to work. Conventional wisdom holds that the blame for any democratic dysfunction lies primarily with current occupants of Capitol Hill. Congress may not be working well because it does not currently have the capacity to work well. The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) offers an alternative perspective in a new […]

  • Majorities Oppose All Key Provisions of House-Passed Healthcare Bill, Including in Very Red Districts

    June 21, 2017

    While Senate Republicans move toward finalizing their healthcare plan, a new in-depth survey finds that all of the key provisions of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) are opposed by clear majorities. Overall, 67 percent oppose the legislation. The study, conducted by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC), includes a six-way […]

  • Do the People of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania Support President Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal?

    June 2, 2017

    As President Donald J. Trump announced the withdrawal of participation by the United States in the Paris climate accord, he claimed his decision was in service of people in a number of midwestern states, saying It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with many, many other locations within our […]