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Republican Study Committee Stands Firm on Budget Negotiations

Concerns are rising in Washington regarding the status of an agreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and the White House to raise the discretionary spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2

Allen Johnson July 22, 2019
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Socialist Drug Price Controls Should be Rejected

It has been often said that in Washington, D.C. bad news comes out on a Friday afternoon and today, July 19, 2019, is no exception

Elizabeth Wright July 19, 2019
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Ohio Senate to Vote on Nuclear Bailout

FirstEnergy Solutions’ (FES) nuclear power plant in Akron, Ohio needs a taxpayer funded bailout according to the company.

Allen Johnson July 17, 2019
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V.P. Biden's Plan is Really a Side Door to Medicare for All

Today, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden offered his healthcare plan, the “Affordable Care Act 2.0.”  It would keep and build on Obamacare and provide a public option or mechanism for people to buy into a gove

Elizabeth Wright July 15, 2019
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Excessive Cable Franchise Fees to be Scaled Back

In August 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take a strong step to modernize rules relating to how local franchise authorities will be permitted to regulate cable operators.

Deborah Collier July 15, 2019
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The Multiemployer Pensions Crisis Needs Reform, Not a Bailout

A billion-dollar taxpayer bailout of failing multiemployer pensions is on the horizon.

Peter Klensch July 12, 2019
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Proceed with Caution on JEDI Procurement

The decision announced today in favor of the Department of Defense (DOD) in the U.S.

Thomas Schatz July 12, 2019
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States Provide Solutions to Federal Budget Woes

With looming trillion-dollar deficits, it’s time for the federal government to learn a thing or two about budget process reform and other cost-savings measures from state governments. 

CAGW Staff July 12, 2019
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Drug Price Controls Push Innovation Out of the Picture

As the debate over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) effort to increase government control over drug pricing heats up, a familiar proposal has also drawn scrutiny.

CAGW Staff July 11, 2019
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CAGW Weighs In on Important Announcements on Drug Pricing

Two important news items regarding pharmaceutical prices have been announced within the past week:  a judge’s decision on a Trump administration rule that would have forced drug companies to provide the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of a drug in...

Elizabeth Wright July 9, 2019
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Senate Finance Committee Drug Pricing Changes - Market Driven or More Destructive Price Controls?

The healthcare policy community is anxiously waiting to see what kind of pharmaceutical pricing legislation Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will produce for Medicare and Medicaid drug...

Elizabeth Wright July 8, 2019
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Legal Sports Betting Scores Big With Taxpayers

The year 2019 has been a landmark year for sports betting, with one in four Americans living in a state where the practice is legal.

CAGW Staff July 8, 2019

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