ACI Files Comments on FRA’s Proposed Crew Size Mandate

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration Comments on Proposed Two Crew Size Safety Requirements 49 CFR Part 218, Docket Number: 2022-15540 RIN 2130-AC88 Summary The American Consumer Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, educational, and public policy research organization with the mission to identify, analyze, and protect the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings. As […]

ACI Letter to Foreign Relations Committee: Modernize the UPU

Chairman Senator Bob Menendez Ranking Member Senator James E. Risch Dear Senators Menendez and Risch: Our organization writes this letter to bring further attention to a bipartisan issue with significant international economic considerations. As the U.S. Department of State is aware, certain rules governing international postal and delivery services under authority of the Universal Postal […]

ACI Files Comments on a Proposed New York City Tolling Program

This week, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) filed comments in response to the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority’s proposed central business district tolling program. ACI’s filing calls for the proposal to include an exemption or discount for city residents and rideshare drivers, which will be heavily penalized by the proposed tolls. The full filing […]

FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee Issues a Report on Illegal and Unwanted Text Messages

Last April, the Federal Communications Commission requested, in a Charge Letter, that its Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), Chaired by ACI’s Steve Pociask, examine the problem of illegal and unwanted text messages (pertaining to CGB Docket 02-278) and submit its findings in a Report to the Commission by August 31, 2022.  After months of work, the […]

ACI’s Remarks to Department of Education on the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Docket ID ED-2021-OPE-0077: Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and research institute with the mission to identify, analyze and […]

Radio Interview: The Sticker Shock of Inflation

In this radio interview, ACI’s Tirzah Duren shares the findings in our recent inflation report with Rush to Reason’s John Rush, explaining how government stimulus and excessive regulation have led to inflation and a reduction in Americans’ purchasing power. Click here to listen to the radio interview.

ACI Files Comments with FCC Regarding Broadcast Merger

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Washington, DC 20554 Applications of TEGNA Inc., for Transfer of Control to Standard General, L.P. MB Docket 22-162 Comments of the American Consumer Institute The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a nonprofit (501c3) educational and research institute with the mission to identify, analyze and project the […]

New ACI Report: Recent Causes of Inflation and Adverse Consequences for Consumers

Consumers agree that the biggest problem facing the United States is inflation, as record price increases have made it harder for families to make ends meet. This report outlines the factors that created an inflationary spiral and what can be done to help lower prices for consumers. The report’s highlights include: Increased government spending and […]

ACI Holds Capitol Hill Event, Sen. Rand Paul Keynotes on Antitrust Implications

The American Consumer Institute hosted an event on July 26 to discuss the consumer implications for the proposed antitrust reforms, specifically the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and Platform Competition and Opportunity Act. In a keynote to the audience, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called out the misguided antitrust proposals from Klobuchar and House Judiciary […]

Policy Scholars Tell Senate: Auction 12 GHz Spectrum

Today, a number of public policy experts sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking them to take the currently underutilized 12 GHz spectrum and put that spectrum up for auction. The letter supports the reuse of this spectrum for boosting 5G and 6G consumer services. You can read the full letter online.