Rep. Meadows Introduces Legislation to Lock In Regulatory Budgeting

August 21, 2017
By Jarrett Dieterle Rep. Mark Meadows recently introduced H.R. 2623, which would codify President Donald Trump’s “two-out-one-in” deregulatory executive order. That order requires agencies to eliminate… Read More

Video of Meeting on Congress and Evidence-Based Policy

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July 31, 2017
The July 17, 2017 meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group examined the use of data and analyses in policy-making. Questions considered included: “What are the challenges Congress faces… Read More

The healthcare process is not just bad. It’s damaging.

July 26, 2017
There’s a lot of alk about the broken processes in the House and Senate, particularly around the healt are bill. Extraordinary secrecy has been employed to push the AHCA through… Read More

James Wallner Joins R Street Institute as Senior Fellow

July 18, 2017
James Wallner has joined the R Street Institute as a senior fellow and member of R Street’s Governance Project team and Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. Dr. Wallner… Read More

How Can Congress Make Policy More Evidence-Based?

July 17, 2017
Results 4 America writes: “Over the last few years, Congress has passed bipartisan legislation that recognizes and advances the role of evidence, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity… Read More

Next Meeting: Monday, July 17 at 12pm

July 5, 2017
P.L. 114-140 , Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016. In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session we examine the use of data and analyses in policy-making. What are the challenges… Read More

Why Congress Should Be More Involved in Deregulation Efforts

June 27, 2017
By Jarrett Dieterle David Schoenbrod writes in the Wall Street Journal: Candidate Donald Trump vowed to spur economic growth by freeing businesses from burdensome regulation. President Trump… Read More

How Congress Became Colonized by the Imperial Presidency

June 8, 2017
Ever since Arthur Schlesinger’s 1973 book coined the phrase, the so-called “imperial presidency” has been a perennial topic of our national political discourse. At a time when the American… Read More

Next Meeting: Monday, June 12 at 12pm

June 5, 2017
Source: Wikipedia Money and Congressional Capacity Previously, the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group has examined aspects of congressional spending on its staff and resources. This session, we consider two… Read More

How Congressional Power Became Separate, But Unequal

June 1, 2017
At the R Street Institute Blog, Jarrett Dieterle writes: “A recent paper by Matthew Glassman of the Congressional Research Service lays out a primer on the history of the… Read More