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Kevin Kosar

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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House may vote today on congressional reform measures

March 10, 2020
Source: House Committee on Administration, Ranking member Rodney Davis. Word on the Hill is that the House will vote today on H. Res 756 under the suspension of rules. Read More

ICYMI: Reps. Kilmer and Graves speak on bipartisan recommendations to improve Congress

March 7, 2020

New resource on war powers resolutions reporting

March 7, 2020
New York University Law School’s Reiss Center on Law and Security has created this new resource. To aid in oversight (congressional, scholarly, media, etc.), the site compiled all the… Read More

Broad coalition urges House appropriators to raise staff compensation

March 6, 2020
March 4, 2020 Hon. Nita Lowey, ChairwomanU.S. House Committee on AppropriationsThe Capitol, Room H-307Washington, D.C. 20515 Hon. Kay Granger, Ranking MemberU.S. House Committee on AppropriationsThe Capitol, Room H-307Washington, D.C. 20515 Hon. Tim… Read More

Creating useful transparency: How I learned to love sunlight and built the Spending Tracker

March 5, 2020
Next week is Sunshine Week, a “nationwide celebration of access to public information,” and it’s a rare point of agreement across the political spectrum that more transparency and accountability… Read More

The underfunding of the First Branch

March 4, 2020
Source: Demand Progress. From 1995 to 2020, spending on the legislative branch has lagged, according to a recent analysis by Demand Progress. Funding for Congress is a rounding… Read More

Budget wonk Jonathan Bydlak joins R Street Institute

March 3, 2020
Source: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ. This week, Jonathan Bydlak joined the R Street Institute to head its new Fiscal and Budget Policy Project. “Jonathan brings deep expertise in… Read More

Coalition urges Congress to reclaim war powers

March 2, 2020
Source: The Hill reports: A coalition of 20 advocacy groups from across the political spectrum are joining together to urge Congress to “restore the balance of national… Read More

The Senate is broken because senators broke it

February 28, 2020
Something broke the Senate. It no longer legislates, and its members are frustrated. Reflecting the mounting dissatisfaction with the status quo, a bipartisan group of 70 former senators recently published… Read More

Why the House needs a new technology working group

February 27, 2020
“The time has come to use advanced electronic data processing techniques in the legislative processes of Congress.” – Rep. Jack Brooks (D, TX), 1969. The House of Representatives cannot… Read More