Learn About Congress


American citizens have a role and a voice in Congress. America’s Founders intended for people and Congress to be in close touch, so that actions taken by the federal government would truly reflect the “consent of the governed.”
This website is designed to show you how Congress works and how you can become more involved in America’s representative democracy. Resources are provided in a variety of formats so you can choose how you want to learn more about Congress. 
Watch videos
Listen to audio clips of Lee Hamilton’s commentaries and the Congressional Moment radio series
Read Q&As, Lee Hamilton’s Commentaries, and other documents