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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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Memo: Staff recruitment, retention, compensation and benefits; and chair term limits

October 16, 2019
To:                  The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:              Alan E. Wiseman, Co-Director, Center for Effective Lawmaking, Vanderbilt University; Craig Volden, Co-Director, Center for Effective Lawmaking, University of… Read More
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Congress must protect its constitutional power over war

October 15, 2019
Louis Fisher’s new policy study notes: “Nothing in Article II places any exclusive power in the president over external affairs. He is the Commander in Chief of the… Read More
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What is a gerrymander?

October 10, 2019
Gerrymander? What constitutes a gerrymander? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) consider how the gerrymander impacts our politics, examine what the… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 10, 2019
Frank O. Bowman, III, “White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on Impeachment,” JustSecurity.org, October 9, 2019. “The White House letter of October 8 refusing all executive… Read More
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Shared employees in the U.S. House: Who are they, and what do they do?

October 9, 2019
Members of the House are permitted to have 18 permanent employees and 4 additional employees–including interns, part-time employees, shared employees, temporary employees, and employees on leave without pay… Read More
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Adding capacity to House member offices: Who, what, how?

October 8, 2019
Congressional reformers frequently urge the House of Representatives to expand its capacity by expanding its staff, which has consistently shrunk over the last three decades. Often reformers are… Read More
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Senate shouldn’t cut an impeachment trial short

October 7, 2019
After intense speculation over what could happen if the House impeaches President Trump, Mitch McConnell conceded this week that the Senate would have no choice but to hold… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 4, 2019
Come to our Capitol Hill event on Tuesday: Time for an upgrade: Getting better tech for Congress. Lorelei Kelly, author of “Modernizing Congress, Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century,”… Read More
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Congressional diversity and pay: The Speaker’s data vs. Legistorm’s

October 2, 2019
Last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team released the results from its 2019 Compensation and Diversity Study of congressional staff. The study, administered by the House Chief Administrative… Read More
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APSA Task Force Memorandum: Congress, Technology, and Innovation

October 2, 2019
To: The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From: Claire Abernathy, Stockton University; Kevin Esterling, University of California, Riverside; and Marci Harris, POPVOX Reform: Congress, Technology, and Innovation A Report… Read More