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. This year's awards will be presented on May 17 in Washington, D.C. as part of Lincoln Network's Reboot Congress. The ceremony will be held at an evening party honoring the nominees and recipients.
Door Stop Award winners don't just open government to the public once, they put in place "door stops" to ensure that government never again closes to the American people. What makes a good Door Stop Awardee? See the inaugural winners from 2016!