WATCH: How we broke the presidency

February 17, 2022
A light-hearted approach to an issue we can all agree on: We need to strengthen Congress. Video by Kite & Key media. What is the president’s job? Over the years,… Read More

States should run elections. Here’s how they can run them better.

January 24, 2022
Last week, the R Street Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Bipartisan Policy Center, Issue One and Unite America released a new report on election reform, targeting policy changes that, if implemented, would… Read More

Congressional Management Foundation: What Does Working in Congress Mean to You?

January 6, 2022
In 2011, the Congressional Management Foundation surveyed more than 1,400 congressional staff and asked an open-ended question: What does working in Congress mean to you? They received more… Read More

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