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International Trade Commission Reforms: How Far Should They Go?
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (November 22, 2021)—In discussions of patent policy, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has often flown under the radar. Despite this, it wields significant authority over patent…

Access to Contraceptives Gives People Economic Mobility
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (November 17, 2021)—States and the federal government are continually finding ways to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes. Contraceptive access is one primary component…

R Street applauds introduction of GOP cannabis decriminalization bill
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2021)—The R Street Institute applauds Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) for her introduction of the States Reform Act. Cosponsored by Reps. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Don Young…

Lessons from the 2021 Elections
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (November 15, 2021)—Elections have been a hot-button topic in 2021, with state legislatures at the epicenter. This paper provides a high-level summary of election legislation that made…

It’s Time to Act on Voting Rights 
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (November 10, 2021)—Voting rights legislation is a key priority for Democrats in the 117th Congress. Among various proposals, many include amending the Voting Rights Act. Specifically,…

Treat me through the phone: A look at how COVID-19 changed telehealth across the United States
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (November 8, 2021) –– In March of 2020, when the United States started to shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most in-person visits for health services and/or preventative…

Minneapolis votes to uphold their police department
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2021)—Following the vote to uphold the existence of the police department in Minneapolis, R Street’s Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Director Jillian Snider released the…

In a New Policy Report, R Street Proposes 4 Principles for Regulating Online Content
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Nov. 1, 2021)—Over the past several years, persistent and troubling problems with many of the internet’s online platforms and public spaces have come to light. In particular, the…

Members of Congress Join Advocacy Groups to Urge Passage of Bi-Partisan Legislation to Treat Children Like Children in the Federal Legal System During Youth Justice Action Month
Anthony Lamorena

Washington, DC – Advocacy groups and Members of Congress, including Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D- CA), Karen Bass (D- CA), and Bruce Westerman (R-AR) are urging the passage of…

The Benefits of Carbon Offset Markets
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2021)—With the UN Climate Change Conference coming up at the end of the month, the global community will once again tackle questions regarding how international climate…

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