Tuesday, May 28, 2019

FMC Congratulates House Select Committee On Modernization
Panel Unanimously Passed Recommendations Last Week

(Washington, DC) – FMC, the association of former Members of Congress, today congratulated the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for taking the first steps down the long road toward a more efficient, effective legislative body for the United States.

Last week, the Select Committee reported out five bipartisan recommendations for changes that would create more transparency in the Legislative Branch for the American people.

“While small changes are often not what voters, or the media, are excited to see, they are critical to improving the path of a 200-year-old institution like Congress,” said former U.S. Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), President of the Board of FMC. “I was proud to testify before the Select Committee. Along with the rest of FMC’s membership, I know Congress can work smarter for the American people. We stand ready to help the Select Committee make that happen, however we can.”

Frost, along with former U.S. Reps. Tom Davis (R-Va.), Vic Fazio (D-Calif.), Reid Ribble (R-Minn.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and former Ambassador Tim Roemer (D-Ind.), testified before the Select Committee at a hearing held May 1, 2019.

FMC is the premier non-profit association utilizing the experience and skills of former Members of Congress to support current Members in their public service.