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Aubrey Neal

Federal Affairs Manager, R Street Institute

Aubrey Neal is a federal affairs manager for the R Street Institute. She works with the Governance team and third-party groups from across the political spectrum to develop and grow the American Institutions Network. Through the bi-partisan conversations and relationships, she will help promote solutions to executive overreach and democratic norms.

Aubrey joined R Street in June 2018. She was most recently a Legislative Assistant for the office of Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), where she specialized in government reform, transportation, energy, and labor policy. Previously, she was with Freedomworks’ Public Policy team, assisting in the vetting and endorsement of candidates for public office, as well as the establishment of the Judicial Reform Project.

Aubrey earned her BA from Hillsdale College. She lives in Washington D.C. and loves to go on runs.

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Opinion: Will the Democratic House pursue Kavanaugh’s impeachment?

November 20, 2018
After last week’s midterm elections, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared that Democrats in the next Congress will prioritize issues including ethics reform, infrastructure and healthcare. Some committee leaders, however, may… Read More
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Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation

November 9, 2018
On Nov. 7, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials were revoked in the wake of a heated interaction with the President during the White House’s post-election press conference. Press… Read More
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Case studies highlight success of member-driven congressional oversight

November 8, 2018
Re-establishing Congress’ strength as an independent, functioning branch of government is a goal easier said than done. Officials and experts alike struggle to propose rubber-hits-the-road solutions — ones that, on… Read More
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AG Sessions forced to resign in shadow of midterm elections.

November 7, 2018
On November 7, the day following the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. This action follows months of tension between the Department of… Read More
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New R Sheet: Congressional Reorganization Acts

November 5, 2018
Click here for full report (PDF)… Read More
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Birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment

October 31, 2018
On Tuesday President Donald Trump announced plans to draft an executive order that would deny birthright American citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizen parents. This proposed… Read More
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Nikki Haley on polarization

October 24, 2018
Increased polarization and political volatility are creating lasting effects on America’s standards of political discourse. Addressing this shifting norm, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley set our nation’s… Read More
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Oversight for political purposes

October 24, 2018
Congressional oversight capabilities have become weaponized for political purposes by both parties. Supervisory power is most productive when used as a bipartisan tool to keep all elements of our government… Read More
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AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video Oct. 4, 2018): Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.)

October 4, 2018
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More
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FBI to conduct private investigation into sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018
Upon the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary’s confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the accompanying testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Sen. Jeff Flake conditioned his support on a… Read More