What We Do

“What does Congress do?” “How does it affect my life?” “And how can I let Congress know what’s important to me?”

The Center on Congress answers these questions—and many others—to help Americans of all ages understand how our representative democracy works and their role in our government. The ways we do this include:
Events for the public, journalists, and teachers
Resource development across all media, for people of all ages
Teacher outreach, including teaching resources, awards, and seminars for educators
Surveys of the public’s interaction with and attitudes about Congress
Public service announcements for television and radio
Commentaries about Congress and citizen engagement