Restoring the First Branch


, Real Clear Politics
Trump Is Having a Deregulatory Moment
Philip Wallach

From Real Clear Politics:

Those missteps worry Philip Wallach, a researcher at the conservative R Street Institute who told RCP that the “administration’s deregulation rhetoric has sometimes…

, Law & Liberty
Restoring the Dignity of Politics
James Wallner

Hannah Arendt changed my life. She taught me how to think deeply about the world. Her work helped me to recognize the many contradictions between how I have understood it and its reality. Reading…

, The Regulatory Review
OIRA and the Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis
Kevin Kosar & Philip Wallach

From The Regulatory Review:

The potential benefits of a congressional review office of regulations—such as the one proposed by Philip Wallach and Kevin Kosar—might be the most likely, of…

, R Street Institute
Event: Congress and Foreign Affairs: How Congress Can Play a Constructive Role
Anthony Marcum

From R Street Institute:

The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress numerous foreign affairs responsibilities, including the power to…

, The American Spectator
Pelosi and the Democrats Again Try to Federalize Elections
Kevin Kosar

Here we go again.

This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues dropped the $3 trillion “HEROES Act.” Like the last COVID-19 bill she pushed, the legislation is long — 1,815…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: Does incivility weaken or strengthen democracy?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:

In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Emily Sydnor joins Julia, Lee, and James to consider how people react to incivility in the media and the role it…

, Lawfare
Podcast: Tony Mills on Congress’s Institutional Limitations in Responding to the Coronavirus
Tony Mills

From Lawfare:

Margaret Taylor sat down with Tony Mills, director of science policy at the R Street Institute, to talk about an article he recently wrote with Robert Cook-Deegan titled,…

Letter on Maintaining Congressional Operations During COVID-19
Kevin Kosar

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
Republican Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515


Video: Congress working remotely leads to skepticism
James Wallner

From WFXR:

With Congress doing most of its work remotely, some experts fear its harder for the public to know exactly what their elected officials are up to.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says…

Vehicles for Higher Education Act Rewrite Narrow as Congress Develops More Aid Packages
Kevin Kosar

Kevin Kosar, vice president of research partnerships at the R Street Institute and co-founder of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, said the House and Senate are “not…