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 […]
Today President Trump signed a package of measures that includes the provisions of The Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act. This marks a critical step toward codifying critical changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s protocols that will greatly assist law enforcement and security agencies. Under the current framework the U.S. Postal Service’s network has […]
Analysis Finds Proposed “Forced Access” Regulation Would Hurt American Consumers and Stifle Rail Industry Investment WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2018 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today its latest report, which calls on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) – the economic regulator for freight railroads – to reject a proposed regulation […]
This article by Help Net Security discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security, specifically that updating your router’s software is not enough to ward off cyberattacks. Regularly updating your wireless router is not enough to ward off attacks