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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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The Senate can’t ignore impeachment

October 1, 2019
Sourced: USDA photo by Lance Cheung. Recent reports that Senate Republicans could give “the Merrick Garland treatment” to articles of impeachment passed by the House are incorrect. The Senate’s… Read More
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Should the Senate be abolished?

September 30, 2019
Nine months into 2019, the Senate looks to some observers like little more than a vehicle for approving nominees. “Where’s the debates and lawmaking?” they wonder. Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads —and listens— on Congress

September 27, 2019
Casey Burgat, “Impeachment: What happens now?” LegislativeProcedure.com, September 25, 2019 “Political observers and talking heads were quick to point out that Pelosi’s announcement did not answer important questions… Read More
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APSA Task Force Memorandum: Modernizing congressional capacity

September 26, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Lee Drutman, New America (chair); Larry Evans, William and Mary College; Bruce M. Patton, Harvard… Read More
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Are we in political realignment?

September 24, 2019
Both major political parties have significant factions within them. Is America going through another period of political realignment? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner… Read More
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Reps. Takano and Foster, Sens. Hirono and Tillis introduce the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act

September 23, 2019
On September 19, 2019, “Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Bill Foster (D-IL) and Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 20, 2019
Robert George, “Return all legislative power to Congress,” Politico. September 20, 2019. “[W]e have failed to say “no” to leaders who usurp the power of legislators (state and federal,… Read More
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Video: Can budget reform revive Congress?

September 19, 2019
The budget process is a wreck. The president’s budget arrives to Congress dead as a doornail. Congress only sometimes even adopts a budget. And all too often there… Read More
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ICYMI: Examining the case for biennial budgeting

September 18, 2019
                                                      View/download PDF… Read More
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APSA Task Force Memorandum: The Appropriations Process

September 17, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Nolan McCarty, Princeton University, chair; Sarah Binder, George Washington University; Josh Chafetz, Cornell University; Meredith… Read More