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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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The House is more courteous than you might imagine

July 22, 2019
Debate on the House floor heated up Tuesday over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments regarding recent controversial tweets by President Donald Trump. During consideration of a Democratic resolution to… Read More
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The take down that wasn’t: Pelosi and yesterday’s House kerfuffle

July 16, 2019
Official portrait of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, photographed January 11, 2019. Late Tuesday afternoon, a rare level of excitement hit the floor of the House… Read More
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Congress and the electoral college

July 16, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-1-The-Electoral-College.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the electoral college and… Read More
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Lessons on Congressional Reform from Donald M. Fraser

July 15, 2019
Source: Congressional Pictorial Dictionary. This month, former Congressman Donald M. Fraser (D-MN) passed away at the age of 95. For many observers of… Read More
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Recent news on the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

July 11, 2019
“So far, the panel has held six hearings, including its first on March 12. Kilmer and the top Republican, Tom Graves of Georgia, have hired three full-time staffers and… Read More
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Video: How House leadership is chosen and trained: A conversation with Matthew Green

July 10, 2019
 How is the speaker and the other leaders of the House chosen? What factors who wins these races… Read More
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Who reaches the pinnacle of power in Congress, and why?

July 9, 2019
Few would dispute the critical role that party leaders play in Congress today. They are intimately involved in every stage of the legislative process. Leaders set the agenda, resolve disagreements… Read More
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How McConnell blocked amendments on the defense bill

July 8, 2019
The Senate voted Monday to begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (S. 1790). Senators approved the motion to proceed to… Read More
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Why members of Congress should get a raise, whether they deserve it or not

July 3, 2019
You’ve surely heard the old line, “The best Congress money can buy.” Typically, it’s said sardonically. In the classic formulation, it’s not your money doing the buying. It’s special interests… Read More
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Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy Into the 21st Century

July 2, 2019
Download this report published by the Beeck Center of Georgetown University. Read More