R Street’s Governance Program aims to assess and improve the state of America’s national system of self-governance, with particular attention to our separation-of-powers system. We research and disseminate real-world solutions to lawmaking, judicial and electoral issues, including topics such as science and budget policy. Governance also co-directs the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group and provides practical, everyday guidance to government officials and staff for meeting the challenges of 21st century policymaking.