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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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The Tribune, the Triumvirate, and the Ethos of the Senate

June 27, 2019
James Madison famously predicted that the constitution’s division of power would be enforced by the “personal motives” of those individuals holding public office. Ambition is made to counteract ambition when… Read More
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Are permanent appropriations the fix the budget process needs?

June 26, 2019
As Kevin Kosar discussed recently, political scientist Andrew Taylor has a new proposal, outlined in the latest issue of National Affairs, to reform the appropriations process by shifting… Read More
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Explainer: The House of Representatives committee markup process

June 25, 2019
View/download this House Committee Markup Explainer. Read More
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William Barr and Congress’ broken contempt power

June 24, 2019
Source: ABC News. Last month, the House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. The 24-16 decision was made along partisan… Read More
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Today: Oversight hearing on the Congressional Research Service

June 20, 2019
The House Committee on Administration is holding a hearing on the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at 10am today. The hearing may be viewed online. The CRS is critical… Read More
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Video: Congress and the judiciary: What the House and Senate can do to fix the courts

June 18, 2019
 Court reform is moving to the forefront of political discourse. On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, candidates are… Read More
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Permanent appropriations: Might they improve the budget process?

June 17, 2019
If you have not read Prof. Andrew Taylor’s article in the latest copy of National Affairs, you should. It is… Read More
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Video: Behind the committee doors: The staffing traits and trends of Congress’ legislative deal-breakers

June 12, 2019
 Congressional committees are well-known bodies in Washington, D.C. If you are in politics—whether a member, staffer, scholar or… Read More
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Congress’ science and technology knowledge problem

June 11, 2019
 By Kevin R. Kosar “Suppose you were an idiot,” Mark Twain once quipped, “and suppose you were a member… Read More
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Testimony: CRS has made great strides, but more improvement needed

April 2, 2019
Written testimony of Kevin R. Kosar Vice President of Policy, R Street Institute Before the House of Representatives Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee April 2, 2019 Thank you, Chairman Ryan, Ranking… Read More