EVENT: Obstacles to the Democratic Agenda on Capitol Hill

November 10, 2021
Register here. When: November 18 2021 12:00-1:00PM Where: Virtual Moderator: Jonathan Bydlak, Policy Director, Governance, R Street Institute Panelists: James Wallner, Senior Fellow, R Street InstituteMolly Reynolds, Senior Fellow,… Read More

A Necessary Step to Stabilizing our Democracy – Restoring Loser’s Consent

October 13, 2021
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was not an isolated incident; rather, it was the culmination of the ongoing degradation of our political culture. A successful… Read More

Everyone Won with Ranked-Choice Voting in New York City

July 10, 2021
by Jonathan Bydlak and Matthew Germer Initial Election Night results in the New York City mayoral contest seemed to declare the race all but over. Brooklyn Borough President Eric… Read More

Congress must seize the opportunity to claw back its power

June 18, 2021
By Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Jonathan Bydlak The Biden administration issued its proposed $6 trillion budget on the Friday before Memorial Day, making it easy to overlook the… Read More

Read the HSGAC & Rules report on January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

June 9, 2021
Senators Klobuchar, Blunt, Peters and Portman released the first Congressional report examining the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. It can be read here. Demand Progress… Read More

House Backs Creation of Commission on Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Despite G.O.P. Opposition

May 21, 2021
The Wall Street Journal reports on the 252 – 175 vote in the House on the 1/6 commission — and the lay of the land as the debate transitions… Read More

WATCH: Government Accountability Office’s Next 100 Years — Oversight, Insight, and Foresight

May 5, 2021
This event was hosted Monday by the Lincoln Network. Description: 2021 year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). After World War I,… Read More

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

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

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