ACI filed comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) role in protecting consumer privacy and security and ensuring the competitiveness of U.S. markets while not imposing unnecessary costs on private parties or governmental processes. The filing can be downloaded here.
Over the past three months, the USPS announced today that they lost an additional $1.5 billion. As total losses for FY2018 climb to $3.3 billion, USPS management continues to deflect blame as opposed to rolling their sleeves up and figuring out how to better manage their finances. President of American Consumer Institute, Steve Pociask emphasized […]
Forty-seven groups sent a letter to the House of Representatives calling for all of the individual tax provisions from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” to be made permanent. The coalition letter is available here.
A group of nonprofit organizations representing millions of American consumers sent a letter to Senate Chairman Mike Crapo in support of Kathy Kraninger, who was nominated for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The letter is available here.
A coalition of twenty-three groups has sent a letter to Congress calling on them not to use the Congressional Review Act as the means to revoke the FCC’s Restore Internet Freedom Order. The letter is available here.
Today, a coalition letter was sent to President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin calling for an initiation of a rulemaking to protect the IRS from targeting nonprofit organizations based on their ideology. The coalition letter can be viewed here.
ACI recently submitted reply comments to the United States Postal Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which asked for public comments on a plan to sharply increase consumer postal rates. To read ACI’s reply comments, click here.
Today, a coalition sent a letter to the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, asking the agency to revoke California’s waiver from the Clean Air Act, which allows the state to decouple from Federal policy and impose strict emission standards on automobiles. The letter notes California’s policy has contributed to higher costs for taxpayers and consumers, as […]
This ConsumerGram explores the consequences of various state laws written to advantage automobile dealer franchises. Because many of these laws work to increase vehicle costs and set geographic restrictions that limit price competition, they serve to transfer income from the buying public to dealerships. Specifically, this ConsumerGram finds that American consumers collectively pay $47.5 billion […]
A coalition taxpayer and consumer groups sent a letter to Illinois House members explaining that H.B. 4900 — the Illinois Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — would seek to target generic drug pricing and impede generic competition, while leaving more expensive name brand drugs unaffected. While working families, small businesses, seniors, and especially society’s most […]