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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.


R Street Explainer: How the minority party can impact legislation in today’s Congress

February 19, 2019
The House of Representatives is fundamentally a majoritarian institution. That is, any coalition or party with the majority of votes can largely dominate the chamber’s agenda, scheduling, procedure and outcomes. Read More

Will Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session?

December 13, 2018
The 116th Congress may be doomed before it even begins. Less than one month before the new session gavels in for the first time, members of both the House and… Read More

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

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

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

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

New R Sheet: Congressional Reorganization Acts

November 5, 2018
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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

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

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