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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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Today: Hearing on “Rules and Procedures in the U.S. House of Representatives: A Look at Reform Efforts and State Best Practices”

December 5, 2019
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 2:00pmLocation: 210 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 Witnesses: Mr. Christopher M. Davis Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process, Congressional Research… Read More

Impeachment in the words of the Founders

December 4, 2019
Junius Brutus Steams, Washington as Statesman at the Constitutional Convention, 1856. Source: The House’s rapid-moving impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is about to enter yet… Read More

When Congress was great: Reforming Social Security

December 3, 2019
Lost amid the impeachment fight and election contests, an epochal moment in the history of America’s welfare state is coming in 2020: For the first time since 1982, the Social… Read More

Modernizing oversight to improve government efficiency and accountability

November 26, 2019
While impeachment hearings and the 2020 election dominate the political headlines, several encouraging bipartisan efforts to reform Washington and improve governance are making progress below the radar. The result could… Read More

My meeting with the King of Jordan, or the inevitability of legislative diplomacy

November 25, 2019
Pope Francis addresses Congress in 2015. Editor’s note: This speech was given before the Open World Leadership Center’s conference on women in leadership and legislative diplomacy on November 19,… Read More

Report of the Task Force Project on Congressional Reform

November 19, 2019
The American Political Science Association, the Brookings Institution, and the R Street Institute convened top scholars of Congress to examine the state of Congress and possible reforms. Download the… Read More

Checks and imbalances: Investment disparity between Congress and the presidency

November 19, 2019
Three coequal branches of government, each continuously serving as an effective check on the others. That was and is the theory, the ideal, and the goal of the American… Read More

Today: Hearing on Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives

November 16, 2019
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing titled “Administrative Efficiencies: Exploring Options to Streamline Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives” on Friday, November 15,… Read More

Senate Budget Committee reports budget reform legislation

November 15, 2019
S. 2765, Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act Bill text is at: Cosponsors: Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC),… Read More

House may vote to extend Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress today

November 14, 2019
The House of Representatives may vote today to extend the duration of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (SCMC). The vehicle for the extension appears to be a… Read More