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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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Podcast: What Are the Duties of the Speaker of the House of Representatives? (with Paul Ryan)

December 6, 2022
From Kevin Kosar at the American Enterprise Institute: The topic of this episode is, “What are the Duties of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?” My guest… Read More
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New Report: Bipartisan House Rules Recommendations for Rebalancing Power in the 118th Congress

November 29, 2022
Today, Demand Progress and the Lincoln Network released bipartisan recommendations for the 118th Congress that would emphasize rules changes in the House of Representatives that would give more power… Read More
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Workhorses, not show horses: Five ways to promote effective lawmaking in Congress

August 30, 2022
In case you missed it, the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) Co-Directors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman wrote in The Conversation about five key ways that lawmakers in Congress… Read More
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Unpacking Court Reform: How to Ensure a Strong Judiciary

July 15, 2022
In December 2021, the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States released its final report, which outlined the history of the Supreme Court and the likely consequences of various… Read More
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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