WASHINGTON - Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) and Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) released a statement following the Select Committee on Modernization voting on 24 recommendations for staffing, technology, and accessibility reforms in Congress at the Committee Meeting yesterday. Out of the 24 recommendations, all 24 were approved, including the 10 technology-focused recommendations introduced by Davis and DelBene.

"I'm grateful to Congresswoman DelBene, Chairman Kilmer, Vice Chairman Graves, and the rest of my colleagues on the Select Committee for their willingness to put aside partisan differences and work together to achieve a common goal of making the House better," said Ranking Member Davis. "Specifically, this set of technology recommendations is aimed at driving innovation through competition, leveraging technology to improve constituent engagement, and expanding the legislative branch's IT analytical capacity, all in an effort to ensure our institution is utilizing technology in the best ways possible. This is just a first step. I look forward to continuing the important work, both in my role on the Select Committee and as Ranking Member of House Administration Committee, in ensuring these necessary recommendations become a reality."

Rep. DelBene said, "It is long past time for Congress to set aside our differences and work together to modernize this legislative body so we can better serve our constituents. I am pleased to have worked in a bipartisan manner with my friend Rodney Davis to pass 10 recommendations in the Modernization Committee, including establishing an improved Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as the Congressional Technology and Innovation Lab to keep the House on the cutting edge of technology."

To view a summary of the recommendations approved, CLICK HERE.