Press Releases


R Street Policy Study 167: Crisis and Opportunity: The Multilateral Trading System at a Crossroads
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 18) – The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its rules-based trading system is currently facing the most serious challenge it has seen in its seven-decade history. The rise of…

Who’s on the Hill? Staffing and Human Capital in Congress’s Legislative Committees
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (March 14) – Members of Congress and their staff know shockingly little about the committee staffers that make Congress function. As a new Congress ramps up its legislative and oversight…

R Street Policy Report: Transaction Costs Are Killing the Spectrum Market
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (March 13) – All the wireless devices we use today rely on radio frequencies over which they send and receive data. Access to the radio spectrum is controlled by the Federal…

R Street Policy Study: Oregon Should Reject Third-Party Bad Faith
Ann Phelan

SALEM (March 4) – This week the Oregon State Legislature will consider legislation to create a direct cause of action for third parties to sue insurance companies for their claims settlement…

R Street Policy Short: U.S. Patents and Competitiveness with China
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Feb. 27) – Recently, some have called for stronger enforcement of patents in the United States in order to compete with innovation in China. While it is true that China is enjoying…

R Street Welcomes Committee Efforts on Marijuana Banking
R.J. Lehmann

2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s hearing by the U.S. House Committee
on Financial Services exploring access to banking services for legitimate…

How Low Can You Go: The Case Against Minimum Pricing Laws
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 30) – Currently, numerous states have laws on the books that establish minimum prices or mark-ups that wholesalers and retailers must charge for certain goods. These laws undermine…

R Street Institute Applauds Georgia HB 42
Ann Phelan

The bill would stop the suspension of occupational licenses of those in default of student loans

ATLANTA (Jan. 23, 2018) – The R Street Institute welcomes Rep. Scot Turner’s (R-Holly Springs)…

R Street Institute names Jim Baker director of National Security and Cybersecurity
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2018) – The R Street Institute announced today the addition of Jim Baker as the new director of National Security and Cybersecurity. Baker joins R Street from the Lawfare…

R Street Policy Short: Postsecondary Education in Michigan Prisons
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 7) – Of the approximately 39,000 individuals being held in Michigan prisons, the overwhelming majority will eventually return to society. For this reason, Michigan residents and…