Press Releases


R Street Applauds Conclusion of Negotiations over the USMCA
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2019) – The R Street Institute applauds the conclusion of negotiations between the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and House Democrats over changes to the United…

A Second Chance for Michiganders
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Dec. 9) – Michigan legislators are considering a seven-bill “Clean Slate” package to automate and expand eligibility for expungements, which would clear the records of hundreds of…

The R Street Institute Releases Eighth Annual Insurance Regulation Report Card
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Dec. 4) – For the eighth year in a row, the R Street Institute has compiled its Insurance Regulation Report Card, an examination of how states regulate the business of insurance.


Devin Hartman Rejoins the R Street Institute as Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy Program
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Dec. 2) –– The R Street Institute is pleased to welcome Devin Hartman back to the organization as its new Director of Energy and Environmental Policy.

In this role, Hartman will…

R Street Institute: Women should have access to over-the-counter hormonal birth control
Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin

WASHINGTON (Nov. 27, 2019) – Currently, for the majority of women in the United States, hormonal birth control can be obtained only through a three-step process that requires a physician…

R Street fellows to attend UN cybersecurity stakeholder meeting
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 26, 2019) – The R Street Institute is proud to announce that Kathryn Waldron, Kristen Nyman and Anthony Marcum have been accredited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly…

The Grand Canyon State Makes Grand Reforms Through Education Savings Accounts
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2019) – Education and school choice have received considerable attention from the 2020 presidential candidates. Elizabeth Warren has campaigned on preventing funds from being…

R Street Institute Welcomes Mazen Saleh as the New Head of Policy Management
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Nov. 19, 2019) – On Monday, the R Street Institute welcomed Mazen Saleh as its new associate vice president of policy management.

In this new role, Saleh will oversee the execution…

International Human Rights Law and E-Vapor Product Regulation
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2019) – Under several international law treaties, governments have a duty to provide citizens a right to health as a basic human right. When we consider the widespread…

R Street praises Virginia’s new flood risk standard for commonwealth-owned property
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s signing of Executive Order 45, which will require buildings owned by the commonwealth to have a minimum…