In case you missed it: President and CEO of the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Steve Pociask recently examined in the Federal Times that the recent price increases by the United States Postal Service could be in place for years to come, forcing consumers to continue to empty their wallets. Pociask notes that because of the […]
Today, a coalition of groups, including ACI, sent a letter to members of Congress applauding their introduction of the Middle-Class Savings and Investment Act, legislation that is pro-growth and provides a necessary tax cut without increasing debt on the American economy.You can find a copy of the coalition letter here.
ACI filed comments with FCC regarding requirements encompassed in section 60506 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, with the intent of informing a forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preventing and eliminating digital discrimination. ACI comments are available here.
With spam text messages on the rise and scammers increasing utilizing them for elaborate schemes, consumers should know how to report them. Unwanted text messages have increased in recent years, but Americans don’t know there has been a simple-to-use service available to report messages. Most major carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, each allow consumers […]
Today’s announcement by the FDA that JUUL’s vaping products will be ordered off the market is another stark reminder of the agency’s forgotten mission to protect the health of American consumers. The scientific evidence clearly shows that e-cigarettes and vaping products, while not totally safe, are 95% safer than combustible tobacco products and twice as […]
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure plans to hold subcommittee meeting on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials called Examining Freight Rail Safety. The following is a statement by the American Consumer Institute (ACI) on Congressional efforts to impose a two-person crew size. The meeting will examine rail safety but also congressional efforts […]
Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Edward Longe, and I am a Policy Manager at the American Consumer Institute. The American Consumer Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, educational, and public policy research organization with the mission to identify, analyze, and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings. We share the […]
Today, a group of 41 policy organizations submitted a letter to the World Trade Organization concerned about a proposal that would undermine intellectual property rights and benefit foreign rivals likeCommunist China. The proposal would waive IP protections for COVID-19 vaccines that exist underthe Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). You can read […]
As Congress considers enacting stringent antitrust laws that target five of the biggest technology companies, including Amazon, a new study asks consumers whether they approve of such legislative and regulatory measures. The American Consumer Institute’s (ACI) report, The Online Shopping Paradox, asked 1,012 consumers about their online shopping experience, the extent to which they use […]
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 […]