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R Street policy paper: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have $205 billion of uninsured earthquake risk on the books
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 18) – Earthquakes are among the most devastating and economically destructive natural disasters. Yet, unlike other common perils such as floods, fires and windstorms, the…

What’s hotter than a Texas summer? The state’s electricity industry, that’s what.
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 12) – The electricity industry is in the midst of a historical transition, highlighted by plummeting costs for clean, advanced technologies that can more efficiently replace…

Trans-Atlantic Principles for the Future of Work and Labor Automation
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 10) – The world is changing faster than our levers of policy can move. Using artificial intelligence, robotics and global communication networks, entrepreneurs are breaking…

3.7-4.2 GHz: The best band you’ve never heard of
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 5) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering how to change the structure of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. This could result in major changes to how…

Tension with pensions: Barriers to sound postal pension risk management
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 4) – U.S. Postal Service pensions are in bad financial shape. So bad, in fact, that workers risk receiving cuts in the future. To avoid this, Congress has begun to examine a…

R Street commends California’s legislature for passage of AB 2927 to advance earthquake resilience
Ann Phelan

SACRAMENTO (August 21, 2018) – The R Street Institute is delighted by yesterday’s unanimous passage of Assembly Bill 2927 (Nazarian), moving it forward to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown’s for…

A criminal record should not ‘psych out’ potential employers
Ann Phelan

Ninety-five percent of individuals who are currently incarcerated will one day be released. This means the vast majority will reenter society and attempt to rebuild a life. Study after study reveals…

R Street urges U.S. Senate to reject four-month NFIP extension
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2018) – The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed by today’s 366-52 vote by the U.S. House to extend statutory authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program…

R Street Institute statement on the introduction of the E-FRONTIER Act
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2018) – The R Street Institute today expressed support for the Eliminate From Regulators Opportunities to Nationalize The Internet In Every Respect Act (E-FRONTIER Act),…

R Street Commends Rep. Curbelo for Introducing Carbon Tax Legislation  
Ann Phelan

Today, the R Street Institute commends Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) for the introduction of the MARKET CHOICE Act, which would establish a $24-a-ton tax on carbon dioxide emissions in…