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Reconsidering approaches to Huawei, China and National Security
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 21, 2020)—Over the past few years, the U.S. government has engaged in a series of actions designed to stifle economic interaction with the Chinese company Huawei, such as banning…

R Street welcomes Canyon Brimhall to Government Affairs Team
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (September 21, 2020)— The R Street Institute is excited to welcome Canyon Brimhall as a federal government affairs manager.

In this capacity, Brimhall works with the Technology &…

R Street applauds introduction of Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (September 17,2020)— The R Street Institute applauds the introduction of the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). This bill would amend the Servicemembers Civil…

The Role of Technology in Maintaining Family Connections During Incarceration
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2020)—COVID-19 has affected communities across the country—including incarcerated individuals. By severely curtailing in-person visitation, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed…

Energy and Commerce Democrats Ignore FCC Successes
Jeffrey Westling

R Street Institute is disappointed with the Democrats’ distorting of the Federal Communications Commission’s record of success through the upcoming hearing in the House Energy and Commerce…

R Street Applauds Bipartisan Support for the Open Courts Act of 2020
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (September 16, 2020)—Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Open Courts Act of 2020. This piece of legislation would make Public Access to Court Electronic Records…

The Right to Drink—A New Podcast from the R Street Institute and DrinksReform.org
William Gray

Prohibition may have been 100 years ago, but some of the craziest booze laws on the books still get in the way of Americans enjoying the right to produce, consume and sell the booziest…

Better Identity Coalition Hails Introduction of the “Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020”
William Gray

Today a bipartisan group of House members introduced the “Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020” focused on addressing shortcomings in America’s “digital identity fabric” and creating…

Teaching Character: Examining Five Unique Education Programs
William Gray

America’s founders believed that character education should play a key role in the nation’s school system. As John Adams acknowledged when he drafted the Massachusetts Constitution: “Wisdom and…

R Street applauds introduction of the Smarter Pretrial Detention for Drug Charges Act
Jesse Kelley

WASHINGTON (September 10, 2020)—The R Street Institute applauds the introduction of the Smarter Pretrial Detention for Drug Charges Act, sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)…