A group of national organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of efforts to pull $0.93 billion in federal grants from a California high-speed rail project. Citing waste, the lack of oversight, delays, and noncompliance with the terms of the funding, the coalition letter also called for the return of […]
Today, ACI joined a coalition of think tanks calling for approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The letter finds the transaction would increase competition, thereby producing consumer benefits. The letter is available online.
Today, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) announced the release of its latest ConsumerGram, highlighting the promise of new gene replacement therapies and urging health care stakeholders to develop innovative ways of financing these important treatments. The report, authored by Dr. Joseph Fuhr, Liam Sigaud and Steve Pociask, describes the economic benefits […]
On January 31, 2018, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) filed its comments with the United States Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the United States Postal Service’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Compliance Report. In the filing, ACI states “given the Postal Service’s dire fiscal position and clear deterioration of core services – from both a performance and […]
The Pilot Would Study the Feasibility of Replacing Federal Fuel Taxes WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2019 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today a ConsumerGram that analyzes the use of an alternative funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund. America’s roads and highways are becoming increasingly congested and structurally deficient. […]
ACI joins a coalition of think tanks in calling for Congress to restore the longstanding users-pay/users-benefit principle that would better support the Highway Trust Fund and related infrastructure projects. You can read the letter here.
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer institute, regarding today’s FCC adoption of a declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service: “The FCC’s decision to classify text messaging as an ‘information service’ will help ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the sophisticated tools that have […]
ACI’s Director of Policy and Research, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Transportation and Environment on the economic and consumer benefits of deploying wireless broadband (5G) technology in the city. Her comments are available here.
The Institute for Energy Research (IER) interviewed ACI’s Director of Policy and Research, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, on proposed plans to replace the current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards and the impact on consumers. The Interview can be heard online at IER.
A coalition of national nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress in support of the GRATER Act. This legislation directs federal agencies to establish policies that, to the maximum extent practical, transfer operational and catastrophic insurance risk from the federal government to the private sector. The result will benefit both American consumers and taxpayers. The […]