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USMCA a Win for North American Trade and Economic Growth

USMCA heads to President Trump's desk, after Senate passes the bill 89-10.

Deborah Collier January 16, 2020
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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

Leslie Paige January 14, 2020
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Offers More Dangerous Healthcare Ideas

Essentially it is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) socialistic drug discount plan, H.R. 3, on steroids.

Elizabeth Wright January 10, 2020
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New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

Leslie Paige January 10, 2020
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U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees: Obamacare Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

No one who purchases health insurance in an Obamacare exchange will lose their health insurance.

Elizabeth Wright December 19, 2019
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The Role of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement

As facial recognition becomes widespread, the technology is raising concerns about privacy and security. 

Deborah Collier December 17, 2019
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Trump Administration Announces Phase One of Trade Deal With China

The U.S. and China confirmed completion of a first phase for an agreement to address trade concerns.

Allen Johnson December 16, 2019
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McKinsey Consultant Pete Buttigieg Was Right on USPS's High Labor Costs

As a consultant for McKinsey, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg helped write a report examining USPS's high labor costs.   

Leslie Paige December 13, 2019
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USMCA Steps Back on Intellectual Property Protection

The administration and Congress should support IP protection in trade deals that respect and adhere as closely as possible to U.S. laws.

Elizabeth Wright December 13, 2019
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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

H.R. 3 exerts so much government authority over the pharmaceutical industry.

Elizabeth Wright December 6, 2019

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