A properly functioning legislature is imperative to maintaining a democratic-republic. In many ways, our modern Congresses have failed to live up to their constitutionally designated role. Public regard for the institution has never been lower; Americans increasingly perceive their leaders as loyal to party over country. Congress seems unable or unwilling to stand up to the other branches and work to address the nation’s major challenges.
The mission of Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative is to restore Congress to its rightful place in the Constitutional order. The Initiative is non-partisan; we aim to bring the left and the right together to ensure that the Constitutional balance leans heavily towards the institution which is meant to be most representative of the American people.