Press Releases


How to restrain the President: Congress and trade policy
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (November 13) – Since his inauguration, President Trump has levied aggressive, unilateral tariffs on numerous products, which has triggered foreign retaliation against American exports….

“The answer is blowin’ in the wind”: Balancing military and private land-use concerns
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (October 31) – In recent years, the growth of wind and related energy technologies have provided numerous benefits to the broader economy. As with any new technology, however, wind has…

Anticipating Trouble: Congressional Primaries and Incumbent Behavior
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Oct. 29) – As we approach the midterm elections, both Democrats and Republicans are faced with significant intraparty divisions. This polarization manifests itself most clearly in the…

R Street Institute names Tony Mills associate vice president of policy
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (October 18) – The R Street Institute today announced the addition of Tony Mills as associate vice president of policy.

Prior to his arrival at R Street, Tony was managing editor of…

R Street policy paper: How young lawyers can help restore congressional capacity
Ann Phelan

Washington (October 16) – Nearly eighty percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress does its job. Much of the blame can be attributed to its failure to substantively address many of the…

R Street policy paper: Would a revenue-neutral carbon tax lead to bigger government?
Ann Phelan

Washington (October 12) – A carbon tax is widely acknowledged as one of the most economically efficient means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Aside from such environmental benefits, a carbon…

“Tear down this wall!”: Reducing entry barriers in the development and application of AI
Ann Phelan

Washington (October 9) – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly and countries around the globe are beginning to articulate national strategies for handling the political ramifications….

R Street Institute names Travis Kavulla director of energy policy

The R Street Institute today announced the addition of Travis Kavulla as director of energy and environmental policy, where he will begin work in January.

Mr. Kavulla currently serves on the…

R Street applauds “AV 3.0”, U.S. Department of Transportation’s newly released automated driving systems policy guidance
Ann Phelan

Washington (October 4) – The R Street Institute welcomes the release of “Automated Vehicles 3.0: Preparing for the Future of Transportation”, the updated automated driving systems policy…

Lean on me: The importance of supporting family connections to ensure successful re-entry
Ann Phelan

Washington (October 3) – Approximately two million people are currently behind bars across the United States. This extends the impact of incarceration far beyond jails and prisons to millions of…