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Roll Call: Senate GOP conference upholds earmarks ‘ban’

April 23, 2021  ·  William Gray
Jennifer Shutt reports in Roll Call about the latest with earmarks: Senate Republicans on Wednesday afternoon stuck with their conference’s internal earmark ban, but that won’t prevent those… Read More

Letter: Bipartisan Coalition Urges Appropriators to Restore Congress’ Power of the Purse

April 23, 2021  ·  Nan Swift
Dear Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, Senator Van Hollen, and Senator Hyde-Smith: We are an ideologically diverse coalition of organizations that have come together to preserve and promote the constitutional… Read More

If you don’t like the score, play better

April 19, 2021  ·  Nan Swift
Senate Democrats, frustrated their increasingly costly agenda is hitting some speedbumps (also known as business as usual), are considering a novel—and dangerous—solution to their legislative logjam: sub out the… Read More

A new resource for modernizing Congress

April 13, 2021  ·  William Gray
Today, the R Street Institute launched a new online tool in support of the House Select Committee’s ongoing work on the Modernization of Congress. Guide for a Modern Congress… Read More

Event: Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Holds Member Day Hearing on April 15

April 12, 2021  ·  William Gray
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a Member Day hearing this Thursday, April 15, from 12pm ET to 2pm ET. In 2019, more than… Read More

Millennial Debt Commission & R Street Institute co-host event with Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

March 29, 2021  ·  William Gray
The Millennial Debt Commission and the R Street Institute are co-hosting an event with Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as well as Congressmen Dean… Read More

Video: House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress Cohort Listening Session

March 26, 2021  ·  William Gray
In case you missed it, below is the cohort listening session hosted by Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. (Follow them on Twitter @ModernizeCmte.)… Read More

Today — Meeting: House Modernization Committee Cohort Listening Session

March 25, 2021  ·  William Gray
Link. Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Zoom Webinar Agenda: On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a… Read More

Will Democrats Really Nuke the Filibuster—and What Happens If They Do?

March 24, 2021  ·  William Gray
James Wallner writes in Reason: A growing number of Biden’s supporters want Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster through another route: the so-called nuclear option. This is a procedural… Read More

Roll Call: House Republican Conference votes to bring back earmarks

March 18, 2021  ·  William Gray
Roll Call reports: House Republicans lifted their decade-old ban on earmarks Wednesday during a closed-door vote, freeing up members to request “congressionally directed spending” under … Read More