LegBranch conversations: An interview with John Lawrence

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November 20, 2018
Kevin Kosar, Vice President of Policy at the R Street Institute and co-director of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, interviews John Lawrence about his book, The Class of… Read More

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video Oct. 4, 2018): Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.)

October 4, 2018
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video 9/13/2018): Representative John J. Duncan, Jr.

September 13, 2018
Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel series, AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews. The… Read More

Video: History of congressional staffing

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September 5, 2018
Congress needs staff to carry out the duties prescribed by the Constitution and demanded by the public. LegBranch.org’s Kevin Kosar discusses how from 1900 to 1990, Congress sporadically… Read More

Video: Congress and national security

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June 21, 2018
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group’s May meeting featured a panel of national security experts who discussed a wide range of vital topics including: Congress’ role in national security and… Read More

Video: Weak parties and strong partisanship

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May 23, 2018
At our April 2018 Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group meeting, Marquette professor and FiveThirtyEight.com contributor Julia Azari discussed her take on how and why we can have… Read More

The Senate – At War With Itself? A discussion with Molly Reynolds and James Wallner

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March 22, 2018
In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session, Senate experts James Wallner and Molly Reynolds consider the reasons for the Senate’s dysfunction. The wide ranging discussion touches on partisan dynamics,… Read More

Video: Congressional Budget Process Discussion with Maya MacGuineas and Philip Joyce

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March 21, 2018
This Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group meeting took stock of the broken congressional budget process and likelihood of its reform with our budget expert guests, Maya MacGuineas and Philip Joyce. Read More

Video: Molly E. Reynolds discusses her book, Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the U.S. Senate

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December 21, 2017
The Hoover Institution’s Director of Washington Programs, Michael G. Franc, interviews author Molly E. Reynolds on her latest book, Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the… Read More

Deep Dive: Burgat and Glassman: What’s wrong with Congress? What’s right?

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November 28, 2017
R Street Governance Fellow Casey Burgat interviews Matt Glassman, Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Government Affairs Institute, on all things Congress In the first episode of a new video series for… Read More