As Congress considers a federal response to state and local budget strains caused by the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of over 30 organizations, including the American Consumer Institute, sent a letter to Congress spelling out the principles needed for such a federal response — namely, be direct, transparent, fair, and responsible. You can read the […]
ACI joined a coalition of groups in sending a letter to US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman Senator Roger Wicker in support of approving FCC Commissioner O’Rielly to another term at the FCC. You can read the letter here.
Today, ACI joined thirty-five other organizations in calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to make permanent a number of regulatory changes. During the COVID-19 Crisis, CMS made necessary improvements to rules that facilitated Telehealth applications, relaxed professional licensing guidelines, stemmed non-essential physician supervision, and waived HIPPA requirements that would allow provider-patient communication […]
Today, the American Consumer Institute joined a large coalition of groups raising concerns over potential regulations that would significantly expand the Department of Commerce’s discretion in blocking technology transactions and purchases. The letter is available online.
Today, a coalition letter was sent to Congress expressing support for a proposal to eliminate the Office of Financial Research (OFR), a duplicative and opaque agency created from the Dodd-Frank Act. The letter can be viewed here.
Cell and gene therapies have the potential to save lives and can offset significant direct and indirect costs to our healthcare system, thus saving taxpayers money in the long run, according to this broad coalition letter.
Dear Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of House passage of Tax Reform 2.0. This proposal is split into three pieces of legislation: H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act, and H.R. 6756, the American Innovation […]
Today, a coalition letter was sent to President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin calling for an initiation of a rulemaking to protect the IRS from targeting nonprofit organizations based on their ideology. The coalition letter can be viewed here.
Can the U.S. government issue a legal warrant to require a U.S. company to retrieve overseas communications data from its foreign customers? As consumer information resides in the cloud, overseas or domestically, and in various electronic forms, establishing what access the government should have to private communications and how the government should work with its […]
The following letter to Congress urges them to use the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order — Coalition Letter.