ACI Releases Study Outlining the Dangers of New Rail Regulations

Washington D.C. – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a study – “Veering Off the Rails: How the Recent Push to Reregulate Railroads Threatens Consumer Welfare” –  outlining the dangers of the federal government imposing additional regulations on America’s freight railroads. The research highlights the problems that regulations can create on already functioning markets, […]

Job Opening: Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst American Consumer Institute Washington, DC About ACI The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and research institute with a mission to promote economic welfare by improving the understanding and impact that public policies and regulations have on consumers in a free market. The Institute focuses […]

Statement on The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The following is a statement from ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, regarding the intent to introduce the American Innovation and Choice Online Act led by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Grassley (R-IA): “Congress should be prudent of any proposals that inadvertently undermine consumer welfare, including the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. Failing to recognize this […]

ACI Sends Letter to Congress: Antitrust Bill Would Undermine Consumer Welfare and Hurt Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) sent a letter to Congress urging members to be wary of bills that undermine consumer welcome, including the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The letter notes: “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would essentially prevent companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft from offering […]

ACI Sends Letter to Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: End Cheating on College Campuses

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI), as a part of its recently launched initiative, The Academic Integrity Project, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra highlighting the epidemic of cheating taking place on college campuses, and urging the agencies […]

Labor Law Reform Should Boost Job Opportunity and Worker Choice, Not Damage It – with Patrice Onwuka

Proposed labor reforms like the PRO Act seek to radically transform parts of the economy and reshape the American workplace. But they do so by boosting unions’ power at the expense of workers and job creators. In this episode, Patrice Onwuka, the director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum, and […]

Coalition Letter to Congress on National Flood Program

A coalition letter send a letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representative leadership in support of public policies to improve the flood resilience of homes and within communities. In particularly, the letter endorsed efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to modernize the rate-setting system of the National Flood Insurance Program. The entire […]

ACI Launches the Academic Integrity Project to End Systematic Cheating on College Campuses

Today, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) launched the Academic Integrity Project, which will bring attention to systemic cheating on college campuses and urge policymakers and educators to put a stop to it. ACI is a nonprofit institute based in Washington, D.C., founded with the purpose to promote consumer welfare by improving […]

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap: A Dive Into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan – with Ajit Pai

The Senate recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan $1 trillion investment in the country’s physical infrastructure, which allocates $65 billion in broadband spending and is awaiting action by the House. In this episode, Kris Pusok sits down with former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, to discuss what this […]

ACI Sends a Letter to Congress on Reducing Patient Drug Prices

Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) send a letter to the Senate and House Leadership highlighting keys ways for Congress to lower drug prices for patients. Among ACI’s suggestions were the streamlining of regulations that impede market entry for generic and biosimilar drugs. In addition to increasing price competition, the letter recommends requiring Pharmacy Benefit […]