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New Report: America’s Primary Elections Are Ripe for Reform

June 8, 2022  ·  William Gray
R Street Institute Resident Fellow Matthew Germer has a new report about reforming America’s primary elections. “As primaries act more as a nonpartisan winnowing process for the general, states… Read More

CapitolStrong provides Hill staff resources for tough times

June 2, 2022  ·  Nan Swift
Anyone who has worked on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress has faced the ire of an angry caller. Sometimes merely rude, sometimes calling repeatedly and using offensive language—everyone… Read More

Opinion: There’s no oversight of billions in Ukraine aid — we need fiscal watchdogs

May 18, 2022  ·  William Gray
Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, writes in The Hill: As the Senate works to pass the almost $40 billion in emergency supplemental funds for… Read More

Speaker Pelosi to announce she is setting a minimum salary for House staffers

May 6, 2022  ·  William Gray
Today, Punchbowl News shared a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to her colleagues that revealed she was setting a minimum salary floor of $45,000 annually for House… Read More

Today: “Best Practices for Election Audits”

April 13, 2022  ·  William Gray
This event co-sponsored by Wayne Law’s Voting Rights and Election Law Society & Levin Center. Properly administered election audits are one of the most important tools states can use to… Read More

Event: Exploring The Economist’s View of the World

March 31, 2022  ·  William Gray
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with author Steven Rhoads, The Washington Post’s Megan McArdle and American Action Forum president and former Congressional Budget Office director Doug Holtz-Eakin as we… Read More

RSVP Now: What happened to Fat Leonard? The Cost of Oversight Failures from Carriers to the Halls of Congress

February 22, 2022  ·  William Gray
When the eponymous “Fat Leonard” scandal burst on the news cycle in 2013, many believed the sordid tale of bribery, fraud and corruption at some of the highest echelons of… Read More

WATCH: How we broke the presidency

February 17, 2022  ·  William Gray
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

New report: House committees are hearing from fewer witnesses and that hurts public policy.

January 28, 2022  ·  William Gray
Appearing today in the Washington Post, new research by John D. Rackey, Lauren C. Bell and Kevin R. Kosar examine how often Congress has heard from witnesses over the… Read More

New Report: 1 in 8 congressional staffers in D.C. aren’t paid a living wage

January 26, 2022  ·  William Gray
A new report from Issue One analyzing LegiStorm data highlights “why Congress should invest in greater compensation for its junior staff.” Among the key findings: 1 in 8… Read More