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William Gray

Communications Director, R Street Institute

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Roll Call: Senate GOP conference upholds earmarks ‘ban’

April 23, 2021
Jennifer Shutt reports in Roll Call about the latest with earmarks: Senate Republicans on Wednesday afternoon stuck with their conference’s internal earmark ban, but that won’t prevent those… Read More
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A new resource for modernizing Congress

April 13, 2021
Today, the R Street Institute launched a new online tool in support of the House Select Committee’s ongoing work on the Modernization of Congress. Guide for a Modern Congress… Read More
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Event: Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Holds Member Day Hearing on April 15

April 12, 2021
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a Member Day hearing this Thursday, April 15, from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. In 2019, more than… Read More
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Millennial Debt Commission & R Street Institute co-host event with Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

March 29, 2021
The Millennial Debt Commission and the R Street Institute are co-hosting an event with Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as well as Congressmen Dean… Read More
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Video: House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress Cohort Listening Session

March 26, 2021
In case you missed it, below is the cohort listening session hosted by Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. (Follow them on Twitter @ModernizeCmte.)… Read More
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Today — Meeting: House Modernization Committee Cohort Listening Session

March 25, 2021
Link. Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Zoom Webinar Agenda: On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a… Read More
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Will Democrats Really Nuke the Filibuster—and What Happens If They Do?

March 24, 2021
James Wallner writes in Reason: A growing number of Biden’s supporters want Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster through another route: the so-called nuclear option. This is a procedural… Read More
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Roll Call: House Republican Conference votes to bring back earmarks

March 18, 2021
Roll Call reports: House Republicans lifted their decade-old ban on earmarks Wednesday during a closed-door vote, freeing up members to request “congressionally directed spending” under … Read More
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Event: Investigating January 6: A Conversation with the 9/11 Commission Chairs

March 10, 2021
The January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol left Congress, and the nation, staggered. It attempted to prevent the democratic process of counting the election results and the transfer of… Read More
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Event: Congressional Norms in an Era of Conflict

March 9, 2021
The U.S. Congress depends on informal rules — norms — to function.  Many traditional norms such as courtesy and reciprocity are under siege in this age of partisan conflict.  What… Read More