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House Speaker Pelosi's Bizarre Drug Price Negotiation Plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to soon release her long-awaited drug pricing proposal.  According to news reports, the plan is expected to require the Department of Health and Human Ser

Elizabeth Wright June 10, 2019
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CAGW Joins Coalition to Fight Against Socialized Medicine

Today, conservative organizations announced and launched the “Coalition Against Socialized Medicine” to fight to protect our most precious asset, our health. 

Elizabeth Wright June 6, 2019
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Spidey Sense Signals Incoming Pork

The United States spends approximately 3.2 percent of gross domestic product on defense each year, good for

Sean Kennedy June 5, 2019
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24 GHz Spectrum Auction Wraps Amid Inter-Agency Controversy

As private sector companies continue to build next generation (5G) wireless networks, a controversy over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction of the 24 GHz frequency is brewing.  Spectrum Auction 102 was completed on May 29, 2019,...

Deborah Collier June 3, 2019
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No, AOC - Tornados in D.C. Are Not Another Sign of Global Warming

Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), never lacking for a fun sound bite, released an anxiety-ridden Instagram over a tornado warning that was issued in Washington, D.C. at about 3:50 pm on May 23.

Elizabeth Wright May 31, 2019
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A Government-Owned 5G Network Would Be a Massive Boondoggle

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary and President Trump’s announcement that he opposes nationalization of 5G, this idea keeps resurfacing.  And like many other concepts emanati

Deborah Collier May 31, 2019
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Members of Congress Again Fail to Learn a Lesson

On May 20, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2020. 

Sean Kennedy May 23, 2019
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U.S. Should Not Import Foreign Price Controls on Drugs

On May 20, 2019, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, spoke before the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Org

Elizabeth Wright May 22, 2019
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USVI Should Avoid Repeating Municipal Broadband Failures

A U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) public utility company is positioning itself to create a municipal broadband network that could come at the expense of hundreds of millions of duplicative taxpayer dollars under the guise of recovery from hurricanes...

Peter Klensch May 21, 2019
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House Appropriations Imposes Limits on JEDI Contract

The House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020.  Included in the report

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
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FCC Chair Says T-Mobile Sprint Merger Good for Rural Americans

On May 20, 2019, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
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Update on Texas High Speed Rail

The legislative session in Texas ends in less than two weeks, so the legislature has little time left to address the legal ambiguity surrounding the claim by the private company Texas Central Partners, LLC that it has the authority to use imminent...

Allen Johnson May 17, 2019

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