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R Street Institute Policy Short: How to get the most out of the 2018 farm bill
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 17) –– It has been nine months since Congress passed the 2018 farm bill, which authorized 60 million for conservation programs. Since the bill’s passage, little has been done…

Trump Administration Proposed Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes Is Counter To Public Health Goals
Carrie Wade

The R Street Institute staunchly opposes the president’s announcement that the administration will pursue a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
R Street’s Director of Harm Reduction Policy, Carrie…

R Street Institute Commends California State Legislature for Passage of Disaster Victim Relief Bill
Ann Phelan

SACRAMENTO (Sept. 6, 2019) – The R Street Institute commends the California state legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 601, which would authorize any state agency that issues a business or…

R Street Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Reckless Trade Wars
Clark Packard

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2019) — Today’s announcement by the U.S. Labor Department that a disappointing 130,000 jobs were added during August, below economists’ projections, demonstrates the…

R Street Institute statement on ban of flavored e-cigarettes in Michigan
Carrie Wade

WASHINGTON – The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed by yesterday’s announcement from Governor Whitmer that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will pursue a ban on…

R Street Institute Announces Key Changes, Strong Commitment to Energy Team
Dean Peterson

WASHINGTON (Sept. 5, 2019) – The R Street Institute announced today that Director of Energy and Environmental Policy Travis Kavulla has been named vice president of regulatory affairs for NRG, the…

Dorian Is Urgent Reminder of Need for Flood Insurance Reform
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2019) – As the U.S. Southeast braces for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, it is urgent that Congress get serious about reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP),…

R Street Policy Study No. 180: Problems in Electricity Market Governance: An Assessment
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2019)—Most markets where major commodities are exchanged have one set of rules for the entire nation, but not the nation’s electricity markets. These markets are divided into…

Capitol Hill Veteran Dean Peterson Joins R Street Institute
Eli Lehrer

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 26, 2019) ­– Longtime Congressional aide Dean Peterson has joined free-market think tank the R Street Institute to head up its federal relations, state government affairs and…

R Street Institute Welcomes John Bansemer as National Security and Cybersecurity Senior Fellow
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2019) – The R Street Institute announced today that Lieutenant General John Bansemer, U.S.A.F. (ret.), will be joining our national security and cybersecurity team as a…