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Federal Mandate on Debt Collection Will Not Help Struggling Consumers

Any future coronavirus relief packages must not include a federal “fix” for utilities’ debt collection.  Doing so will only add to the intense economic pain with which customers and their families are already coping.

June 5, 2020
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The Next Stimulus Bill Must Be Temporary and Targeted

As conversations continue on how to best help Americans in the next round of funding, Congress must remember to keep a temporary mindset that is focused on combatting COVID-19.

April 17, 2020
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New Fuel Standards Put Drivers’ Safety and Affordability First

The SAFE Vehicle Rule will promote more affordable, cleaner, and safer cars for American drivers.

April 3, 2020
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CBO’s 2020 Economic Outlook Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits Are Here To Stay

Unsurprisingly, the United States’ fiscal outlook remains dreadful.

February 6, 2020
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Caps on Consumer Loans Hurt More Than They Help

H.R. 5050, the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, would extend the 36 percent usury annual percentage rate (APR) cap under the 2006 Military Lending Act (MLA) to all consumers, stifling credit access for those that need it most.

February 5, 2020
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Congress can Prevent Taxpayers from Getting Hit with Health Insurance Tax

With only a couple weeks left on the 2019 legislative calendar and much of the air on Capitol Hill being consumed by impeachment, Congress is missing out on a painless bipartisan victory that could save taxpayers hundreds of dollars in health...

December 9, 2019
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USPS Ends Another Fiscal Year With Billion-Dollar Losses

There is no doubt that the USPS is facing a serious financial crisis.

November 15, 2019
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The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

November 6, 2019
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FHFA Director Calabria is the Watchdog Taxpayers Deserve

Mark Calabria is moving FHFA in a new direction and making taxpayers his top priority.

October 16, 2019
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D.C. Soda Tax Could Give Taxpayers A Nasty Toothache

The D.C. City Council could approve one of the highest soda taxes in the nation.

October 11, 2019
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Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

September 10, 2019
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CBO Report Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Much Worse Around the Corner

An already grim fiscal outlook grew worse in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update to its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2029.

August 21, 2019

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