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Kevin Kosar

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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House bill passed with proxy votes becomes law

June 16, 2020
President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (HR 7010) into law on June 5. Among its provisions, HR 7010 increases… Read More
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Video: Money in the House of Representatives

June 15, 2020
Former Reps. Steve Israel (D, NY) and Zach Wamp (R, TN) joined Kevin Kosar to discuss how and why legislators fundraise, and the troubling effects money-getting has on Congress. Read More
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Congress should reassert its ‘power of the purse’

June 12, 2020
Source: WashingtonPost.com President Trump recently escalated a brewing battle over funding for the World Health Organization. In a letter to the WHO, he threatened a permanent funding freeze and reconsideration… Read More
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What are House staffers doing during the pandemic?

June 11, 2020
RollCall’s Katherine Tully-McManus writes: House members on both sides of the aisle responded with disbelief when asked by CQ Roll Call if they too were considering layoffs while the… Read More
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Select Committee members host virtual discussion on congressional staffing reforms

June 10, 2020
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Today at noon: Money in the House of Representatives

June 9, 2020
Source: WashingtonPost.com Money—it is a fact of life for the legislator. It is widely understood that elected officials raise money for reelection. Less well known is how fundraising affects… Read More
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Watchdog firings show Congress still feels effects of impeachment

May 28, 2020
Source: C-SPAN. While it may feel like the impeachment of President Trump was a lifetime ago, the effects of his acquittal linger in Congress, especially regarding matters of congressional oversight… Read More
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Event: Money in the House of Representatives

May 27, 2020
Source: WashingtonPost.com Money—it is a fact of life for the legislator. It is widely understood that elected officials raise money for reelection. Less well known is how fundraising affects… Read More
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House of Representatives authorizes electronic submission of committee reports

May 26, 2020
The House of Representatives took another step toward adjusting its operations to the COVID-19 reality. This past week, the Clerk’s office authorized electronic submission of committee reports. Previously, committees… Read More
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Video: Foreign affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 22, 2020
This video came from the May 12 gathering of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress… Read More