For Congressional Innovation and Transparency
In an era of government characterized by deadlock, disagreement, and partisan politics, the Door Stop Awards for Congressional Innovation and Transparency highlight those Members of Congress and staffers delivering sustained, bipartisan and meaningful change in the most challenging of environments. Their triumphs often happen quietly, outside of the public eye, but the effects are felt strongly throughout Congress and across the federal government. The first annual Door Stop Awards took place in April 2016 (photos) in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association. The second annual awards were presented in partnership with Lincoln Network in May 2017 (photos).
Door Stop Award winners don’t just open government to the public once. They put in place “door stops” to ensure that Congress-and the entire federal government-never again closes to the American people. Learn more below about these bipartisan champions of positive, sustained change within the United States Congress.