Article I Restoration Resolution Introduced

May 21, 2017
Rep. Warren Davidson, R-OH, introduced the Article One Restoration Resolution on May 17. The legislation, he stated in a “Dear colleague” letter,  “would require each relevant authorizing committee to… Read More

Rep. Ken Buck on the Federal Budget Accountability Act

May 2, 2017
By Kevin R. Kosar Rep. Ken Buck, R-Co, introduced H.R. 1999, the Federal Budget Accountability Act in April. It is a short bill — barely two… Read More

Congress in Search of Itself

March 1, 2017
From Law & Liberty: Christopher DeMuth had an interesting take on the election and its impact on our national institutions. In an essay for the Wall Street Journal,… Read More

Bill Introduced to Establish a Joint Commission on the Organization of Congress

February 24, 2017
By Kevin R. Kosar A bipartisan proposal (H.Con.Res.28) to get Congress to rethink its organization, operations, and capacity has been re-introduced into Congress by Reps. Darin LaHood (R, Il)… Read More

Can Our Political Institutions Handle Our Political Divisions?

February 2, 2017
New America’s Lee Drutman has a new white paper out. He writes: The United States is a politically divided nation. These divisions have only grown deeper in the past… Read More

Six Ways to Curb the Executive Branch

January 25, 2017
Alexander Hamilton on the limited executive, Federalist 68. Credit: Library of Congress . By Kevin R. Kosar The Founders intended Congress as the most powerful branch, making the laws… Read More

The Duties of a Senator: Ben Sasse Responds to Nate Silver

December 5, 2016
Photo source: Sen Ben Sasse of Nebraska has a fascinating post on Medium, which he wrote in response to a Nate Silver column. It’s a good read. I spent… Read More

House Holds Hearing on the Power of the Purse

December 4, 2016
The House Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations and¬†Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules convened a hearing on the power of the purse on December 1, 2016. It… Read More

A Trump-Ryan Constitutional Revival?

November 30, 2016
Source: Christopher DeMuth had an intriguing essay in the November 25 copy of the Wall Street Journal. He writes: A central purpose of the American scheme of checks… Read More

Video of Meeting On Legislative Branch Reorganization

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November 22, 2016
Enjoy the melodious orations of Kevin Kosar (R Street Institute), Walter Oleszek (Congressional Research Service), and Mark Strand (Congressional Institute) during your lengthy holiday travels, or as you recover from… Read More