Restoring the First Branch

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Food and Fuel Bill Exacerbates Problems It Claims to Solve
Nan Swift

Unfortunately for consumers withering under the oppressive burden of massive inflation and economic uncertainty, a supposed rescue plan racing through Congress won’t provide the relief backers…

Podcast: What’s Happening In the Senate? A Lot Or Nothing?
James Wallner

From The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University:

Josh and Mark are joined by James Wallner, senior fellow at the R Street Institute and lecturer at Clemson University, to discuss…

Coalition: Permanent Inspectors General Essential for Ukraine Aid Oversight
Nan Swift
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100+ Organizations Urge Congress to End Unauthorized Support for War in Yemen
Nan Swift
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RSI Joins Coalition in Support of National Emergencies Act Reform
Nan Swift & Jonathan Bydlak

Dear Chair Cohen, Ranking Member Johnson, and Members of the Subcommittee:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, advocates for fiscal responsibility and limited government, we write to…

Groups Call for Oversight of Ukraine Aid
Nan Swift

Current reporting states lawmakers will swiftly enact a nearly $40 billion emergency supplemental assistance appropriation for Ukraine. People of conscience want to help Ukraine fight off Russian…

Coalition Urges Congress to Support Bipartisan Cost of War Act of 2022
Nan Swift

Dear Reps. Williams, Meijer and Jacobs:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, which represent a broad, ideologically diverse community, we are proud to endorse your Cost of War Act of 2022…

, Inside Sources
The Filibuster Is Not the Problem
James Wallner

President Joe Biden’s agenda has stalled on Capitol Hill, where Democrats have been unable to overcome Republican opposition in the Senate to pass bills like the Build Back Better Act and voting…

, Fox News
Dems face closing window for legislative wins before midterms shut down House, Senate floors
James Wallner

From Fox News:

But R Street Institute senior fellow for governance James Wallner said members of Congress aim to use votes they take to create those impressions in voters through their campaign…

, Fox News
Senate set for clash over Title 42, COVID funding amid warnings of impending flood of migrants to border
James Wallner

From Fox News:

A deal for a vote at a 60-vote threshold on the amendment would align with a practice sometimes used by the Senate when a minority is demanding a vote on an amendment the majority…

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