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SmarterSafer Offers Climate Solutions to Protect Both Communities and Taxpayers
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2010) – The growing fiscal burden of federal disaster spending—driven increasingly by climate change—compels lawmakers and policymakers to explore effective policies that…

R Street Announces New Series on Spending Leading Up to 2020 Election
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020)—The R Street Institute is excited to announce its first publication in a new series focused on congressional spending and budgetary decision making. With less than 120…

Bipartisan call to remove confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol from public view
William Gray

Today, nearly 20 bipartisan organizations, scholars and former members of Congress called upon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.) to use the power of the Joint…

R Street Applauds FDA’s Newest Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Designations
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2019)—The R Street Institute welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that Philip Morris Product S.A.’s IQOS…

R Street Leads 30 Organizations Calling for State Aid Accountability
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 6, 2020)—Today, the R Street Institute announced a coalition of 30 organizations calling for more stringent oversight of federal aid to states and localities. A letter signed by…

EARN IT Manager’s Amendment Welcome But Needs Work, Says R Street Institute
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is marking up the EARN IT Act, a currently pending bill that constructs a federal commission for establishing best practices for…

R Street Commends Louisiana Legislature on Passing Needed Insurance Reform
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2020) – The R Street Institute today congratulated the Louisiana State Legislature on closing its special session with passage of a pair of reforms that reflect a positive…

How Covid-19 Has Changed Juvenile Probation for Good
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2020) —Government and correctional leaders have rightly responded to COVID-19 by reducing incarcerated youth populations to limit the spread of the virus, while also adapting…

For Sale: The Post Office
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2020) – Lawmakers and government officials continue to debate the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its funding and viability as a public agency.

The R Street…

R Street Supports North Carolina’s Passage of the Second Chance Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2020) – The R Street Institute applauds the signing of the Second Chance Act into law today. The bill will expand eligibility for expungement and automate the clearance of…