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R Street Supports Toomey Amendment to Limit Crime Victims Fund Budget Gimmick
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2021)––The R Street Institute urges all senators to support Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa) Amendment #2121 to H.R. 1652, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime…

After Naming China as the Culprit Behind the Microsoft Exchange Hack, the U.S. Must Now Take Action
Ann Phelan

In response to the United States and its allies formally attributing the Microsoft Exchange hack to a group of hackers affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security, R Street Institute…

National Security Powers Act would restore vital division of powers
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2021)—Earlier today, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the National Security Powers Act, which would take vital steps to properly rebalance the division of national…

Green Scissors Coalition Launches New Database of Nearly $300 Billion in Wasteful Federal Subsidies
William Gray

Today, Friends of the Earth, R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, U.S. PIRG and Environment America relaunched the Green Scissors Coalition database of nearly $300 billion in wasteful…

The U.S. Must Partner with Allies to Strengthen Our Supply Chains
William Gray

Following the Biden administration’s report about supply chain vulnerabilities in the wake of COVID-19, it is critical the United States embrace market dynamics, trade agreements and international…

R Street Institute welcomes Jumoke Dada as project lead for the Making Space Initiative
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 13) –– The R Street Institute is happy to welcome Jumoke Dada as project manager for the Making Space Initiative. As part of R Street’s Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats…

New Report: Efforts in Four States Follow Arizona in Proposed and Ongoing Partisan “Audits” of 2020 Election
William Gray

Efforts Underway in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Despite Audits by Election Officials Finding No Evidence of Widespread Fraud

The Brennan Center for Justice, Protect…

How Congress Can Jumpstart Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 7, 2021)—As the Biden administration prioritizes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan and aggressive clean energy goals, a new policy paper highlights how it should focus on smart…

Supreme Court protects donor privacy by striking down California law as unconstitutional
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2021)—Today, in a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a California law that required all nonprofit groups in the state to reveal to the government the identities and…

R Street Institute applauds introduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2021
William Gray & Nan Swift

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2021) –– The R Street Institute applauds the introduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2021, led by bipartisan cosponsors Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Michael Burgess…

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