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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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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
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The problem with the Senate’s “constitutional role”

September 16, 2019
Stand and deliver. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY. On August 12, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid published an Op-Ed in the New York Times, arguing in favor of abolishing one… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 14, 2019
David Lerman, “Senate appropriations process continues to devolve,” Roll Call. September 11, 2019. “The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020… Read More
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APSA Task Force Memorandum: The House of Representatives’ work schedule: Issues, and options for reform

September 12, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:      Prof. Jason Roberts, University of North Carolina, chair; Prof. James Curry, University of Utah;… Read More
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Which colleges and universities are tops in producing DC-based congressional staff?

September 11, 2019
Source: Casey Burgat, LegBranch.org As the above flight path illustration shows, congressional staffers come from colleges all over the country. Each line represents a college who has produced a congressional… Read More
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Explainer on the who, why, and what of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

September 10, 2019
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How small is Congress relative to government?

September 9, 2019
Source: Casey Burgat, LegBranch.org The upcoming issue of Extensions, a journal published by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma, will present a symposium… Read More