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William Gray

Communications Director, R Street Institute

William Gray is the communications director at the R Street Institute. He is also founder and curator of Floor Charts – the online archive of charts, props and posters from Congress and the White House.

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New Report: America’s Primary Elections Are Ripe for Reform

June 8, 2022
R Street Institute Resident Fellow Matthew Germer has a new report about reforming America’s primary elections. “As primaries act more as a nonpartisan winnowing process for the general, states… Read More
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Opinion: There’s no oversight of billions in Ukraine aid — we need fiscal watchdogs

May 18, 2022
Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, writes in The Hill: As the Senate works to pass the almost $40 billion in emergency supplemental funds for… Read More
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Speaker Pelosi to announce she is setting a minimum salary for House staffers

May 6, 2022
Today, Punchbowl News shared a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to her colleagues that revealed she was setting a minimum salary floor of $45,000 annually for House… Read More
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Today: “Best Practices for Election Audits”

April 13, 2022
This event co-sponsored by Wayne Law’s Voting Rights and Election Law Society & Levin Center. Properly administered election audits are one of the most important tools states can use to… Read More
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Event: Exploring The Economist’s View of the World

March 31, 2022
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with author Steven Rhoads, The Washington Post’s Megan McArdle and American Action Forum president and former Congressional Budget Office director Doug Holtz-Eakin as we… Read More
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RSVP Now: What happened to Fat Leonard? The Cost of Oversight Failures from Carriers to the Halls of Congress

February 22, 2022
When the eponymous “Fat Leonard” scandal burst on the news cycle in 2013, many believed the sordid tale of bribery, fraud and corruption at some of the highest echelons of… Read More
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WATCH: How we broke the presidency

February 17, 2022
A light-hearted approach to an issue we can all agree on: We need to strengthen Congress. Video by Kite & Key media. What is the president’s job? Over the years,… Read More
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New report: House committees are hearing from fewer witnesses and that hurts public policy.

January 28, 2022
Appearing today in the Washington Post, new research by John D. Rackey, Lauren C. Bell and Kevin R. Kosar examine how often Congress has heard from witnesses over the… Read More
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New Report: 1 in 8 congressional staffers in D.C. aren’t paid a living wage

January 26, 2022
A new report from Issue One analyzing LegiStorm data highlights “why Congress should invest in greater compensation for its junior staff.” Among the key findings: 1 in 8… Read More
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States should run elections. Here’s how they can run them better.

January 24, 2022
Last week, the R Street Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Bipartisan Policy Center, Issue One and Unite America released a new report on election reform, targeting policy changes that, if implemented, would… Read More