Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media will present U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives with the Best of Congress award, recognizing their leadership in improving the quality of life for working families by partnering with business to create long-term solutions to work-life issues. Winners will be profiled in the August/September 2010 issue of Working Mother Magazine.

Members of Congress are invited to apply and will be judged on their voting record, sponsored/co-sponsored legislation, and efforts to promote legislation that supports working families. In addition, applicants will be asked to submit policies and practices within their own offices that support their employees and flexible workplace options. January 15, 2010, is the deadline for submissions.

Members of Congress can access the questionnaire for the Best of Congress award at

The inaugural Best of Congress award, presented to 24 members of Congress in 2008, attracted widespread news media coverage and highlighted the accomplishments of the recipients with constituents and with business, government and community leaders.

Applications will be reviewed by a bipartisan steering committee co-chaired by Ted Childs, Founder and Principal of Ted Childs, LLC and Jane Swift, Founder and Principal of WNP Consulting, LLC and former Governor of Massachusetts. Other steering committee members are Pat Schroeder, former President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and former Congresswoman from Colorado, and Deborah Pryce, attorney at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice and former Congresswoman from Ohio.

The Best of Congress award will be presented to winning members of Congress at an awards breakfast in September 2010 in Washington, D.C.

More information about the Best of Congress award is available on our Corporate Voices Web site.