Coalition Sends a Letter to the FCC Calling for Expanding the Flexible Use of Spectrum

To a coalition of groups, consisting of the American Consumer Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Tech Freedom, Lincoln Network, Competitive Enterprise Institute and R-Street Institute, filed a letter with the FCC today.  The letter calls for using the secondary market to speed the allocation of C-Band spectrum — 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band — in order […]

ACI Statement on USDOT Action on Minimum Train Crew Staffing Proposal

The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s decision by the U.S Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration to abandon an Obama-era proposal to force all railroads to operate with two people in the cab of a locomotive: “American Consumers won today with this ruling, […]

ACI Files Comments with the CFPB: Calls for Preserving Consumer Choice

In this filing ACI commends the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to rescind the specific provisions of the 2017 rule and thus preserve consumer choice and access to credit. As the CFPB thinks about re-evaluating the rules governing small-dollar loans, it should be mindful of the empirical evidence in this area and look to […]

The Postal Service Descends Further into Fiscal Chaos as Lawmakers Await a Sound Plan for the Future

In the latest financial report released by U.S. Postal Service for the second quarter of 2019, the agency reveals a clear continuation of its dire fiscal position as a result of destructive business practices. The new quarterly loss of $2.1 billion for the most recent three month period brings the Postal Service to a loss […]

ACI Coaltion Letter Sent To FDA

A coalition of nonprofit think tanks sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Sharpless urging reforms to current regulatory regulations that are impeding market competition between drug makers. The letter states that increasing market competition is the best means for price reductions, which will lower medical program costs, taxpayer burdens, and out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, as […]

Coaltion Letter to Congress: Stop the Fed’s RTP Takeover

ACI joined a coalition of 30 other nonprofit organizations in asking Congress to stop the Federal Reserve’s proposal to operate a real time payments system (RTP), which would make the Federal Reserve both the regulator and a competitor of private sector financial entities.  The letter was sent to Congress and is available online.

Coalition Calls for Reforming the Highway Trust Fund

  While the Highway Trust Fund is used to support highway infrastructure across the country, more than twenty-eight percent of these funds are currently diverted away from roads and bridges. This coalition letter from thirty-six groups calls on reforms to fix an outdated and misused funding mechanism, rather than simply increasing consumer taxes at the […]

FCC Renews Its Charter for the Consumer Advisory Committee

Today, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced the renewal of the charter of the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, the appointment of members for the  two-year term, and the Committee’s next meeting. The announcement selected 25 groups and individuals to participate on the committee and appointed Steve Pociask, president of ACI, as the Committee’s […]