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Kevin Kosar

Vice President, Policy, R Street Institute

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In Congress, assembled: A virtual Congress creates more problems than it solves

March 26, 2020
The coronavirus has disrupted life for millions of Americans. People across the country have altered their daily routines in a bid to slow its spread. In many states, bars, churches,… Read More
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Fiscal policy in a time of crisis

March 24, 2020
Download the PDF version. Key points: 1) Congress is poised to act, but not all action will make things better2) Relief that is timely, targeted and temporary is… Read More
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James Wallner on coronavrius and Congress

March 24, 2020
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Congress needs to enable itself to operate remotely

March 23, 2020
“Two members of Congress have already tested positive for covid-19. Imagine if 250 members of the House or 55 members of the Senate contracted the disease and were hospitalized or… Read More
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Sens. Portman and Durbin introduce bill to permit remote voting in the Senate

March 19, 2020
From a press release: “Today [March 19, 2020] , U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the… Read More
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Podcast: Should the House have more members?

March 19, 2020
Are 435 members able to represent effectively a diverse electorate comprised of almost 330 million people? If not, how many members should the House have? And will increasing the size… Read More
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Broad coalition calls for Congress to reclaim its national security powers

March 18, 2020
Statement of Principles All Americans have a stake in decisions to go to war, bypass ordinary laws through emergency declarations, or sell weapons to foreign regimes. That is why the… Read More
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Remote voting by Congress? Not so fast.

March 16, 2020
Amid a growing pandemic where social interaction could threaten health, many questions have been raised about the continuity of operations on Capitol Hill. Not for the first time, remote… Read More
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Some good news from the Hill: Congress is standing up for itself, together

March 15, 2020
Source: House Rules Committee, March 3, 2020. It is rare these days that people have happy news to share in the nation’s capital. But we are here to do… Read More
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What has Congress done about Coronavirus so far?

March 13, 2020
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine What has actually passed so far? H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, was introduced and passed under suspension of the… Read More