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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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McConnell downplays Republicans’ use of the nuclear option

September 3, 2019
Radical. That is how Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., describes the 2013 decision by his Democratic colleagues in the Senate to scrap the filibuster for all presidential nominations other than those for… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 30, 2019
Richard Ahrenberg, “Strange bedfellows oppose the filibuster,” The Hill, August 24, 2019. “Such bipartisan resolve [to end the filibuster] might be welcome if the objective were not so misguided. Read More
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Modernizing Congress: A conversation with Lorelei Kelly

August 29, 2019
The Scholars Strategy network interviewed Lorelei Kelly, author of the report, Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century. Click here to listen to the podcast or download… Read More
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Neither Republicans nor Democrats respect Senate rules

August 28, 2019
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, has a word of warning for Democrats: Don’t scrap the filibuster. In a recent op-ed, the Senate majority leader writes that his Democratic colleagues… Read More
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Which House committees are the most partisan?

August 27, 2019
Congressional scholars have long suggested that some committees in the House of Representatives are more partisan than others as a natural consequence of the types of issues different committees deal… Read More
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Survey reveals a majority of Americans believe their Members of Congress do not represent them the best

August 26, 2019
James Madison wrote in Federalist 52 that the House of Representatives “should have an immediate dependence on, and an intimate sympathy with, the people.” This is why the framers… Read More
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ICYMI: Former Senate majority leader advocates abolishing the flibuster

August 23, 2019
Official portrait, United States Congress, via Wikipedia. In the New York Times, former majority leader Harry Reid (D, NV) wrote: “The Senate is now a place where the most pressing… Read More
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Groups request more visibility from House’s Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group

August 21, 2019
August 14, 2019 The Honorable Douglas Letter Office of General Counsel 219 Cannon House Office Building U.S House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Letter:… Read More
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Congress and ranked choice voting

August 20, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-3-ranked-choice-voting.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 primaries and… Read More
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Executive privilege: Presidential power, secrecy, and accountability

August 19, 2019
 Over at Lawfare, Margaret Taylor interviews Mark Rozell,… Read More