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Posted by on Sep 8, 2014

Former Members of US House and Senate agree ending gerrymandering can help make our government work

In its report, the bipartisan Commission on Political Reform makes 65 recommendations designed to solve problems afflicting the country’s political process. Reporter Tim Funk of The Charlotte Observer compiled a few that are getting the most attention. Including:

Problem: Congress spends too little time legislating.

Solution: The House and Senate should schedule synchronized, five-day workweeks in Washington, with three weeks in session followed by a one-week recess.

Problem: The White House and Congress don’t talk to each other enough.

Solution: The president should hold monthly meetings with congressional leaders. Those leaders should invite the president to attend joint caucuses twice a year.

Read the full list on the right-hand side of this article: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/06/5154752/former-washington-insiders-think.html#.VC9JAmSwJ58

Read the commission’s report here –> bipartisanpolicy.org/projects/commission-political-reform.