Restoring the proper role of the Presidency.

We’re proposing a series of nonpartisan reforms to return the Presidency to its proper constitutional role.
Explainer Video

The Executive Branch needs reform.

Fifty years ago, after Watergate, we made fundamental changes to the institution of the presidency. Again in 2022, after January 6th, Congress introduced new reforms to protect elections. But there’s still much more to do to safeguard democracy. It’s time to finish the job and restore the proper role of the presidency.

Challenges & Reforms

Reforming the Electoral Count Act

A statement from Presidential Reform Project Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith on recent Senate actions to clarify the vague language and ambiguities in the Electoral Count Act.

Who We Are

Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith are accomplished legal scholars with experience in Presidential administrations of both parties. They have come together to propose reforms geared toward reforming the Presidency and rebuilding some of the guardrails around Presidential power.
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Jack Goldsmith

Harvard Law School
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Bob Bauer

NYU School of Law