Press Releases


R Street Policy Study No. 179: Tobacco Harm Reduction: Evidence Update
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Aug. 7, 2019) – As e-cigarettes and other reduced-risk products are gaining popularity, policy makers—domestically and abroad—are considering excessive restrictions or complete bans…

R Street Disappointed With President’s New Round of Tariffs
Clark Packard

WASHINGTON (Aug. 1, 2019) – The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed by today’s announcement from President Donald Trump that the administration will levy new 10 percent tariffs on the…

Dynamex Decision Throws Dynamite on the Future of Independent Contractors
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 31, 2019) – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the California Supreme Court to review whether the Dynamex decision applies retroactively. This issue has been greatly…

R Street Applauds Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Recommendations
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (July 29) – The R Street Institute commends the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for its recently approved recommendations to improve the technology, human resources,…

R Street Institute Short No. 73: Retaliatory Chinese tariffs are devastating U.S. ranchers and farmers
Ann Phelan

In recent months, the United States and China have been engaged in an escalating trade war that has included retaliatory Chinese tariffs on tens of billions of U.S. exports, with particular…

R Street Commends Rep. Rooney for Introducing Carbon Pricing Legislation
Caroline Kitchens

Today, the R Street Institute commends Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., for the introduction of the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act, which would establish a $30-a-ton tax on carbon dioxide…

Justice for all in juvenile justice
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 24) –– The youth justice system in the United States is shrinking. But at the same time, the historic disproportionality between white youth and youth of color in the system…

R Street Institute Statement on Ohio House Bill 6
Travis Kavulla

Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 23) –– Statement of Travis Kavulla, Energy Policy Director: “The fast tracking of the new House Bill 6 is a net loss…

You’ve Got Mail: Formalizing the USPS Universal Service Obligation
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2019)—Throughout the last year, the Postal Regulatory Commission and the Presidential Task Force on Postal Reform have made calls for legislative clarification of the U.S….

“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…