Congress Management Foundation
• Founded in 1977, the Congressional Management Foundation is a non-
profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to serving the Members of the
House and Senate, as well as the institutional offices of the Congress,
through staff management training, office facilitation services, publications
on best practices, and technology research.
• Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide
• Keeping It Local: A Guide for Managing Congressional District & State
• Congressional Intern Handbook: A Guide for Interns and Newcomers to
• The Insider's Guide to Research on Capitol Hill
• 2007 Gold Mouse Report: Lessons from the Best Web Sites on Capitol Hill
• Communicating with Congress: How the Internet Has Changed Citizen
• Communicating with Congress: How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in
• Studies on House and Senate office compensation and benefit practices
• A brief on managing the transition process for new committee chairs 10
Communicating with Congress: How Capitol Hill is
Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy
The Internet and e-mail have made it easier and cheaper
than ever before for citizens to communicate with their
Members of Congress.
In 2004, Congress received 200 million communications,
four times more than in 1995 -- the direct result of
Internet-based communications. This increased citizen
participation in the legislative process has had both
positive and negative effects.
Nearly 80% of congressional staff surveyed believe that
the Internet has made it easier for constituents to
become involved in public policy.
However, neither the senders nor the receivers of
congressional communications have learned how to use
the new tools that the Internet has provided truly
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Transparency – to enable greater
accountability, efficiency, and economic
opportunity by making government data and
operations more open.
Participation – to create early and effective
opportunities to drive greater and more
diverse expertise into government decision
Collaboration – to generate new ideas for
solving problems by fostering cooperation
across government departments, across levels
of government, and with the public.
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