Inside Sources: E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes Aren’t the Same; Don’t Tax Them the Same

The rapid growth of the e-cigarette industry has not escaped the attention of policymakers looking to capitalize on a promising source of government revenue — but advocates of higher taxes on e-cigarettes have lost sight of the bigger picture. The misguided tax proposals spreading across the country will lead to worse health outcomes and greater […]

Coalition Letter Calling on the Senate Not to End the Current Development of Quality Standards for Biologics

July 23, 2019 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden, As organizations representing American consumers, seniors, taxpayers, and free-market advocates, we are writing to express concerns over Section 207 of S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act. Many provisions of the bill would expand consumer choice, save taxpayer money, and lower out-of-pocket costs for […]

Inside Sources: Decision on Vaping Is at the Very Least Absurd

With their rise in popularity, politicians shouldn’t ban e-cigarettes out of misplaced fear. For a town that is this considered to be forward-thinking, San Francisco’s total ban on e-cigarettes would be a step in the wrong direction. You can read the op-ed at Inside Sources. San Francisco’s Decision on Vaping Is at the Very Least […]

Washington Examiner: Federal Commuter Benefits Require Overdue Updates for the Sharing Economy

As the Federal Government subsidizes mass transit and parking, Federal workers should be allowed to spend their benefits in the manner that best suits them — including the use of the sharing economy. With federal commuter benefits attracting and retaining a broader pool of employee talent, it is time that the system reflects the diversity […]

Harsh Silicone Regulations Would Kill Jobs, Impact Key Sectors of the Economy

Silicone makes our lives safer, easier, healthier, and more enjoyable. It plays a role in products as diverse as facial creams, airbags, caulk, medical devices and smartphones. If silicone were to disappear tomorrow, we would lead much different lives. There is an attempt underway to ban silicone products without providing evidence that these products are […]

Coalition Letter to the Senate on Surprise Medical Billing

Surprise medical billing needs to end. But we must be skeptical of any proposal that caps rates and opens the door further for socialized medicine. At the same time, our healthcare system cannot afford an overly simplistic and unproven approach that would likely have negative effects on patients, doctors, and hospitals while granting more power […]

Lighter Penalties for Illegal Streaming Reduces Artists’ Revenue and Hurts Consumers

A loophole in federal law treats some forms of online copyright infringement far more leniently than others, hurting both producers and consumers of music, movies, TV shows, and other creative content. Under current law, downloading copyright-infringing digital material is a federal felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while […]