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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

by Kevin Kosar (page 4)

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Floor procedures tightened in pandemic’s wake

July 8, 2020
Source: WilsonCenter.org. In his latest column on Congress, Don Wolfensberger writes: As urgent times call for urgent measures, the House Rules Committee last Wednesday pulled the six-alarm emergency… Read More
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Broad coalition calls for improved oversight of COVID-19 spending

July 7, 2020
When Congress comes back from its recess in a few weeks, at the top of its priority list will be a potential new round of fiscal relief. One item that’s… Read More
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Podcast: Congress’s proxy wars

June 30, 2020
Listen here. The House of Representatives has resolved to allow members of Congress to vote by proxy. Some members of the House, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy… Read More
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Can congressional diplomacy work for grand strategy?

June 25, 2020
Back in 2017, I predicted that the “damage control” diplomacy Congress had started to exert in response to the Trump administration’s unorthodox shifts in US foreign policy would… Read More
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Three days a week

June 24, 2020
Senate Republicans consistently emphasized their performance confirming conservative judges in the months leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pointed… Read More
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Democrats support Trump’s judicial nominees

June 23, 2020
A recent Politico report examining “the Senate’s record-breaking gridlock” during Donald Trump’s presidency claims that Democratic “filibusters against the president’s nominees have hit historic highs.” The report claims… Read More
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Republicans are responsible for confirmation process slowdown

June 22, 2020
A review of the Senate confirmation process in the 115th and 116th Congresses indicates that President Trump’s judicial nominees received more Democratic support than the standard view assumes. In short,… Read More
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Filibusters and cloture

June 19, 2020
The standard account of Senate obstruction goes something like this: The Senate’s lax rules of procedure empower its increasingly polarized members to obstruct the majority party as it tries to… Read More
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Podcast: How do democratic self-governments respond to extremism?

June 18, 2020
Listen here. In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Mike Signer joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to consider how democratic self-governments respond to extremism… Read More
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Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

June 17, 2020
Edited by Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar Congress today is falling short. Fewer bills, worse oversight, and more dysfunction. But why? In a new volume of… Read More