New Report Raises Concerns Over Congressional Action to Alter Antitrust Laws and Limit Self-Preferencing

Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a policy brief highlighting the potential impact the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) would have on big tech. This brief comes in response to the growing prominence of techlash in America and Congress’ consideration of bills that seek to ban and/or limit self-preferencing for select categories […]

Statement on the Need to Reauthorize the FCC’s Spectrum Authority

The American Consumer Institute is concerned to learn that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will soon lose its spectrum authorization authority if Congressional action is not taken before September 30th. We strongly urge Congress to reauthorize the FCC’s short-term auction authority so that future spectrum auctions for commercial stakeholders may continue to be held. Since […]

Statement Regarding Florida’s Special Legislative Session on Property Insurance

The American Consumer Institute urges Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state legislature to strongly consider tort reform during their upcoming special legislative session. Over the years, Florida has suffered from a range of issues related to insurance fraud, frivolous lawsuits, and the assignment of business suits, each contributing to a poor business environment for […]

ACI Files Comments with FTC and DOJ on Their Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) are seeking information on how the agencies can modernize enforcement of the antitrust laws regarding mergers. Today, ACI filed its comments for this request for Information — available here.

ACI Files Comments with the FTC Regarding PBM Business Practices and their Impact on Drug Prices

The Federal Trade Commission is currently collecting public comments on the “Business Practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Their Impact on Independent Pharmacies and Consumers.” Today ACI filed its comments with the FTC. The comments are available here.

Statement by American Consumer Institute Regarding the Congressional Letter to Visa and Mastercard on Interchange Fees

The American Consumer Institute is concerned to learn that a letter has been sent by a few U.S.  legislators, led by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, to Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. regarding reports of pending increases in interchange fees on merchants. The letter expresses misplaced fears that such plans would lead merchants to pass […]

The American Consumer Institute Releases Policy Brief Highlighting the Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Washington, DC – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a policy brief highlighting the importance of mergers and acquisitions to the tech ecosystem. This brief comes in response to the growing prominence of techlash in America and Congress’ consideration of bills that seek to limit mergers and acquisitions and fundamentally alter how the industry […]

ACI Files Comments with the U.S. Postal Commission Regarding Contributions to Institutional Costs

Comments of American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research Regarding Docket No. RM2022-2 Submitted to the United States Postal Regulatory Commission March 25, 2022 To the attention of the Commission: The American Consumer Institute (“ACI”) is appreciative of the opportunities to keep an open dialogue and submit comments, past and present, on this critical subject […]