Press Releases


Trade in the Modern Age: Updating Digital Trade Rules for the 21st Century
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2020) – A large group of members of the World Trade Organization are beginning to negotiate new rules on digital trade and e-commerce. Likewise, the United States has recently…

R Street Applauds Certain Provisions of the CARES Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2020) – Today, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, the third relief bill passed by Congress in the last few weeks.

There is no event in our collective memories…

Understanding Rural Education Requires a Reexamination of Community
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2020)—There is increased awareness of a growing divide between urban and rural communities in the United States; one that has been prompted by an array of cultural, economic…

R Street Applauds New Legislation to Improve Access to Care
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2020) – The R Street Institute applauds the introduction of the Increasing Hospital Capacity to Fight the Coronavirus Act of 2020. Introduced Monday by Representative Don…

Rethinking Flavored Tobacco Bans and Black Markets
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2020) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this year banning flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes and vapes,…

How Florida Engages the Community through the Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 18, 2020) – Because of the Supreme Court’s recent hearings on Espinoza vs. Montana Department of Revenue, tax credits have become a high-profile topic of conversation among…

Why North Carolina Should Take Up Clean Slate Legislation
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 16, 2020)—When legislators return on April 28, they will be in the so-called “short” session held in even-numbered years. During this session, legislators are poised to…

R Street Welcomes Bill Gray as New Director of Communications
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2020) – Today, the R Street Institute welcomed William Gray as director of communications.

In this role, Bill will oversee the strategic communications efforts of the…

R Street applauds passage of House of Representatives modernization resolution
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (March 11) – The R Street Institute applauds the House of Representatives for the passage of H. Res 756, the Moving Our Democracy and Congressional Operations Towards Modernization…

How Pluralism-Friendly School-Choice Policies Engage with Civil Society
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2020) – We fight a lot about charter schools and school choice in this country, but most democracies support distinctive schools as a matter of principle and practice.