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Kevin Kosar

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is hemorrhaging staff. Why?

October 25, 2017
At the beginning of the 115th Congress, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) took over as chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Over… Read More
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House Legislative Branch Appropriations Open Hearing, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017
To its great credit, the House’s legislative branch appropriations subcommittee held an open hearing where anyone with an interest in legislative branch spending could have their say. This is… Read More
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Rep. Ken Buck on the Federal Budget Accountability Act

May 2, 2017
By Kevin R. Kosar Rep. Ken Buck, R-Co, introduced H.R. 1999, the Federal Budget Accountability Act in April. It is a short bill — barely two… Read More
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How to Put the “Most Complete and Effectual Weapon” Back in Their Hands

March 8, 2017
From the Library of Law & Liberty: Indubitably, our nation’s finances are a mess. America has run deficits 36 of the past 40 years. The national debt… Read More
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Six Ways to Curb the Executive Branch

January 25, 2017
Alexander Hamilton on the limited executive, Federalist 68. Credit: Library of Congress . By Kevin R. Kosar The Founders intended Congress as the most powerful branch, making the laws… Read More
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Does Congress Want to Govern?

January 16, 2017
Over the past year, leading members of Congress have delivered some stirring mea culpas about the demise of the First Branch of Government. Speaker Ryan’s “A Better Way” agenda… Read More
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Making Oversight Win-Win

December 8, 2016
Source: C-SPAN2 Mere mention of the word “oversight” can make a public administrator queasy. It’s not because bureaucracies inevitably have something tawdry or corrupt to hide. Indeed, government agencies often… Read More
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Bridging the Separation of Powers

December 6, 2016
Source: Wikipedia The separation of powers is a hallmark of democratic systems. Power is divided among different branches or units of government. The legislature legislates, the executive executes and the… Read More
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Will the Congressional Review Act Be a Big Deal In January?

November 29, 2016
Some of the many volumes of the Code of Federal Regulations. By Kevin R. Kosar Will the Congressional Review Act become a big deal in January? Maybe. Congress enacted the… Read More
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Banning Dialing for Dollars Will Not Fix Congress

November 21, 2016
By Kevin R. Kosar I agree with the conventional wisdom that congressmen spend entirely too much of their time raising money. Like many viewers, I cringed at John… Read More