Press Releases


“The limit does not exist”: The case against congressional term limits
Ann Phelan

On Tuesday June 18, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment that would place term limits on members serving in Congress. This…

R Street Policy Study No. 176: The Fallouts of Bailouts
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2019)—The ongoing trade wars have been enormously costly for America’s farmers and ranchers. It took our agriculture community decades to establish market access across the…

TechFreedom and the R Street Institute release policy paper with recommendations in response to FRA’s withdrawal of 2016 NPRM
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 24) – TechFreedom’s Ian Adams and Caden Rosenbaum, in partnership with Nick Zaiac of the R Street Institute, today release a new white paper, titled “Barriers to Innovation and…

R Street Policy Study No. 174: Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Carbon Capture Investment
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2019)—If the pronouncements from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are taken seriously, the world is in desperate need of a solution to…

R Street Policy Study No. 173: The Use of Lay Magistrates in the United States
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (May 28, 2019)
– The complexity of our legal system and the high stakes of criminal cases lead
most people to assume that the person deciding whether someone walks free or
gets jailed…

R Street Institute Welcomes Release of Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s release of the Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget: Preserving American Freedom. Though R Street does not agree with every…

R Street Policy Short No. 71: Postsecondary Education in North Carolina Jails and Prisons
Corinne Day

(May 1, 2019) – Increasing access to higher education in prisons is key to
successful criminal justice reform. In North Carolina, HB 463 was introduced to
address the need for increased…

R Street Policy Study No. 172: Efficient Solutions for Issues in Electricity Seams
Corinne Day

Last month, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission issued a notice of inquiry asking for ways to improve
incentives for the construction of electric transmission. It is pertinent to
understand the…

R Street Policy Study No. 171: The Future of Prison Work: Private Employment Behind Bars
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (April 29) — U.S. unemployment numbers recently
reached a 49-year low, with private businesses facing a labor
shortage. At the same time, formerly incarcerated individuals…

Florida Legislature Finally Passes Substantial Assignment-of-Benefits Reform
R.J. Lehmann

(April 24, 2019) – The seventh time was the charm for the Florida
Legislature, as the state Senate today passed House-passed reforms to stem the
flood of abusive…