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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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First steps in a Senate impeachment trial

December 17, 2019
Source: Doc.House.Gov Senate Democrats are looking for leverage to strengthen their position in negotiations with Republicans to determine what, if any, new rules are needed to structure an anticipated… Read More
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Time to reeducate Congress about science and technology

December 16, 2019
Brookhaven National Laboratory. Source. BNL.gov Political momentum is building to revive the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), a congressional agency that once provided lawmakers with nonpartisan technical expertise. Presidential… Read More
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The Senate already has Rules for impeachment trials

December 15, 2019
If the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., predicted that he and his colleagues would wait until after the… Read More
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Resolution to modernize Congress introduced

December 14, 2019
Members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress produced a resolution to upgrade the chamber through improvements to human resources and development, legislative technology, and more. The text… Read More
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There is more to dilatory motions than people think

December 12, 2019
Wednesday’s first Judiciary Committee in the House’s impeachment inquiry highlights the various ways in which legislators use dilatory motions to slow the chamber’s decision-making process. At the… Read More
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Members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress introduce reform legislation

December 11, 2019
Source: https://modernizecongress.house.gov/news/press-releases/modernization-committee-introducing-bipartisan-legislation-reform-congress Legislation includes nearly 30 recommendations made unanimously by the Select Committee this year Washington, D.C. – Today the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) will… Read More
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From citizens to data points: A word of caution for legislators

December 10, 2019
Source: RollCall.com. Currently, uses of technology in Congress are preventing citizens from meaningfully engaging with their policymakers. Technologies such as constituent databases provide helpful tools for collecting, storing, and… Read More
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Restoring fiscal conflict

December 9, 2019
Near the end of Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel, Atlas Shrugged, the discredited regime representing the United States Government announces the “John Galt Plan for Peace, Prosperity, and Profit” in a… Read More
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How to make Congress work better for the American people

December 6, 2019
Every few decades, Congress comes to the realization that it needs to fix itself. For the last 50 years, whether due to an imminent crisis or a slow deterioration, special… Read More
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Today: Hearing on “Experts needed: Options for improved science and technology advice for Congress”

December 5, 2019
Thomas Dolby, “She blinded me with science,” 1982. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology 2318 Rayburn 10am: The LiveStream is at https://science.house.gov/hearings/experts-needed-options-for-improved-science-and-technology-advice-for-congress Witnesses: The… Read More