IVN Users Recommend New Year’s Resolutions for Congress

To help us ring in the New Year, we asked our community of independent-minded voters on Facebook to suggest one New Year’s resolution for Congress.

While many responses showcased dissatisfaction with the current Congress, asking for their resignation, hundreds of independent-minded voters identified issues that will likely be at the forefront of political debate in 2014.


Minimum Wage: Should Congress raise the minimum wage to $15.00/hour?

Related: Why We Should (and Shouldn’t) Raise the Minimum Wage 

If you could suggest one New Year's resolution for Congress, what would it be?

Term Limits: Should all politicians have agreed upon term limits?

Related: Legislating Term Limits Throws Aways Our Freedom of Choice

Work More Days: If Congress reduces the numbers of day they work in 2014, should they receive a pay cut?

Related: Congress Reduces Workdays in 2014, With No Pay Cuts 

Gender Equality: How can Congress help bridge the gender gap in politics?

Related: Bridging the Gender Gap in Politics Leads to Greater Consensus

“Stop Trying to Defund the Affordable Care Act”

Related: ‘Obamacare’ Was Originally Proposed By Republicans

Do Its Job

Related: How About We Have Congress Do Its Job