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William Gray

Communications Director, R Street Institute

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One way to modernize Congress is a throwback

October 14, 2020
Paul Kane, senior congressional correspondent and columnist for the Washington Post, writes about the last set of recommendations by the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress and how… Read More
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Barrett’s confirmation may be certain, but these Senate hearings are invaluable

October 13, 2020
In the Washington Post, Adam J. White, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, makes the case for why Supreme Court nomination hearings are important. “Yet despite all… Read More
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End confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees

October 13, 2020
In USA Today, Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, makes the case for ending Supreme Court confirmation hearings for… Read More
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Brookings: Tracking House oversight in the Trump era

October 9, 2020
The Brookings Institution has a new interactive tool aimed at monitoring “the actions being taken by House committees to conduct oversight of administration actions and policies since the 2016… Read More
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What can we learn from other nations about pernicious polarization in the United States?

October 5, 2020
In the latest episode of Politics In Question, Jennifer McCoy joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss political polarization in the United States and worldwide. McCoy is… Read More
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Podcast: Megan Reiss, National Security Policy Advisor for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah)

October 5, 2020
Megan Reiss is national security policy advisor for Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, and she joined the Why Public Service? podcast to talk about her work. She previously was… Read More
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ICYMI: Fixing the House means more staff pay and member budget sway, panel concludes

October 1, 2020
David Hawkings over at The Fulcrum writes about the latest set of bipartisan recommendations passed by the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He writes: “The… Read More
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Members of Congress are specializing less often. That makes them less effective.

September 28, 2020
In a new op-ed for the Washington Post, Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman make the case that Congress needs more expertise – and explain how to encourage changing that… Read More
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ICYMI: Why Public Service? podcast interviews Amber McReynolds

September 28, 2020
“I think the first problem is most people do not understand how elections work and I would count the politicians in that. I think most elected leaders actually don’t understand… Read More
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A new coalition to build a Congress that looks like America

September 25, 2020
Laura Maristany, the associate director of Democracy Fund’s Governance Program, shares key lessons from her own experience striving to reach senior-level positions on Capitol Hill, as well as from… Read More