Press Releases


Multiple Election Cycles in Maine Highlight Voters’ Successful Embrace of Ranked Choice Voting
William Gray

As the country grapples with how to increase voter confidence, participation and choice in U.S. elections, a new analysis of ranked choice voting (RCV) in Maine by the R Street Institute provides…

R Street supports 1033 program moratorium in the National Defense Authorization Act
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2021)— The R Street Institute urges all members of Congress to support efforts to place a moratorium on the 1033 Program in H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act…

R Street Supports Lee War Funding Reforms
William Gray

WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2021)––The R Street Institute urges senators to support Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) Restraining Emergency War Spending Act. This legislation would reform emergency war…

R Street Statement on Facebook XCheck: “The XCheck System Has Been Abused”
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2021)—In response to the recent Facebook XCheck news, Chris Riley, R Street Senior Fellow for Technology and Innovation, issued the following statement:

“With XCheck,…

R Street Institute opposes the ONDCP, HHS and DOJ’s recommendation to schedule fentanyl-related substances permanently
Stacey McKenna & Jillian Snider

WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2021)—Last week, on behalf of the Biden-Harris administration, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice…

Biden’s Made in America Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes on Hurricane Ida Victims
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2021)—Hurricane Ida made landfall last week as a Category 4 storm that experts said might have been the strongest to hit Louisiana in 165 years. The storm caused power outages…

R Street opposes the inclusion of new IRS reporting provisions in the reconciliation package
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2021)—The R Street Institute urges all U.S. representatives to reject a recent proposal in the 2022 budget reconciliation package that would impose new Internal Revenue Service…

Why your favorite beer is out of stock and how to fix it.
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (September 1, 2021)—COVID-19 has disrupted logistics and supply networks all over the globe, making it trickier than ever for products to be stocked and sold in an efficient and timely…

Groups Applaud House Passage of Key Transparency Measure
William Gray

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2021)––Members of the Power of the Purse Coalition applaud House passage of S. 272, the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill…

R Street Applauds Bipartisan JUDGES Act
William Gray

Today, Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced legislation that would help alleviate the current capacity crisis plaguing many of our nation’s federal district courts.


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