The cutting of Congress' own research facilities was chiefly done under Newt "Moon Base" Gingrich when he became Speaker, from what I recall.


Washington Monthly did a really good article on it back in 2014.

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Foreign dollars for think tanks? Sounds like a colonial relationship...

Another thing that really burned me was I believe in the giant COVID bailouts there was included a not insignificant sum to bail out DC lobbyists (which I assume includes some think tanks).

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