Restoring the First Branch

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R Street Institute Applauds Formation of January 6 Commission
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2021)—The R Street Institute applauds the news that the House of Representatives will form a Commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Jonathan…

, Democracy Journal
The Closing of the Senate
James Wallner

From Democracy Journal:

The absurdity in McConnell’s argument is that the Senate some time ago, on his watch, became all but indistinguishable from the House. The futility of long-serving…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: Should House Republicans fire Liz Cheney?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:



In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Julia, Lee, and James discuss Liz Cheney and whether House Republicans should remove her from their leadership…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: Is American democracy backsliding?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:
In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Jake Grumbach, joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss democratic backsliding in the United States. Grumbach is is an…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: Can Biden transform American politics?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:


In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Julia, Lee, and James discuss President Joe Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Is…

, Legislative Procedure
Recent Debate Questions Democrats’ Case Against Filibuster
James Wallner

There are two reasons why the Senate should eliminate the filibuster, according to Democrats. First, Republicans use the filibuster to make it harder for Democrats in the Senate to pass…

, HotAir
Abolishing the filibuster is about power, not anti-racism
James Wallner

From HotAir:

Today, the filibuster is also something of a scapegoat. As James Wallner, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, wrote for Reason in January, there are plenty of other ways for…

, Deseret News
Was bipartisanship at play in Biden’s first 100 days? Here are 10 examples
James Wallner

From Deseret News:

“The narrative on bipartisanship today is it’s this widget that we’re after,” said James Wallner, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute and editor of Legislative…

, Inside Sources
Radio: James Wallner on Infrastructure, The Filibuster, and More
James Wallner

From Inside Sources:

The R Street Institute’s James Wallner is here to tell us what’s going on with infrastructure and other hot political topics.

Image credit: Tamas Gabor

Building on CBO’s Transparency Progress: Recommendations for Further Reform
Nan Swift

From National Taxpayers Union Foundation:

As Nan Swift, former Senate Budget Committee staffer an an alumnus of National Taxpayers Union, wrote at the R Street Institute’s blog,…