Video: Can the other branches help restore Congress?

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March 14, 2019
On February 6, 2019, the Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative and the Georgetown Student Chapter co-sponsored the first Legislative Branch Review Conference. The first panel asked “Can the Other… Read More

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Member Day Hearing

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March 13, 2019
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held a Member Day hearing on March 12, 2019. Testimony from the 31 members who appeared before the committee can be viewed… Read More

ICYMI: Congress, the President and Trade: Who Should Decide?

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March 12, 2019
The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs has made trade policy one of today’s most contentious issues, prompting Congress to consider various reforms to make itself more central to trade policymaking. Read More

Video: America’s longest shutdown

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February 13, 2019
LIVESTREAM:: America's Longest Shutdown @jiwallner, Charlie Bolton in @senrobportman's office, @julia_azari. https://t.co/l7WBznoJxZ — R Street Institute (@RSI) February 12,… Read More

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