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Let's Not Import Bad Ideas Like International Price Indexing

How long do you think television companies would stay in business if the government told them to charge $200 for a TV even though the TV costs $250 to manufacture?  Not very long, but that is exactly what the socialists in Congress want to do with...

Elizabeth Wright December 11, 2019
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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...

Peter Klensch December 9, 2019
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CBO Releases the "Savings" Expected from Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill

On Thursday evening, December 5, 2019, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its savings' estimate for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) drug pricing bill, H.R.

Elizabeth Wright December 6, 2019
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Congress Should not Specify Advanced Technology for Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Congress should not pick winners and losers in FAA's bid to improve safety and efficiency. 

Allen Johnson December 6, 2019
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New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

Leslie Paige December 5, 2019
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FCC Plans to Open More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

On December 12, 2019, the FCC will be voting to adopt a NPRM which will make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band. 

Deborah Collier December 4, 2019
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Legislation Introduced to Further Music Copyright Modernization

New bi-partisan legislation would give creators of music and other programs broadcast by AM/FM radio stations control over their intellectual property.

Deborah Collier November 25, 2019
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Two Trump Administration Proposed Rules Promise Less Government Waste and More Transpareny in Healthcare

The Trump administration recently released two proposed rules.  One is designed to bring more fiscal integrity to Medicaid, a federal and state program with shared dollars that are used to provide healthcare for low-income people.  The other rule is...

Elizabeth Wright November 22, 2019
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STELAR Expiring Soon to a Satellite Near You

Every five years, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) expires, and every five years Congress scrambles to extend the authorization.  In the past, some have seen the reauthorization as an opportunity to refine...

Deborah Collier November 21, 2019
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Intractable F-35 Problems Continue

The federal government's primary weapons tester as well as chief watchdog report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's poor reliability.  The problems are likely to continue unabated. 

Sean Kennedy November 18, 2019

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