The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s the House of Representative’s vote to increase regulations on internet services: “The passing of the “Save the Internet Act” in the House of Representatives today is not the innovative policy change the internet needs but rather a step […]
Congress has less than 10 months until CCPA and other state legislation kicks in to figure out an optimal solution for protecting the online privacy of American consumers. The current patchwork of state privacy laws has not served Americans well, and it’s threatening to become more confusing and complex for businesses to thrive and consumers […]
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.
Data Privacy Day reminds consumers once a year of the need to protect online data and privacy, but it is the role of Congress legislate workable policy solutions. The Congress should acknowledge that protecting the online privacy of American consumers is a non-partisan issue, and it should be one of its priorities in 2019. A […]
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 of nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress urging them to streamline regulations to encourage investment and the deployment of 5G wireless broadband services that consumers are demanding. The letter can be viewed here.
A coalition of twenty-three groups has sent a letter to Congress calling on them not to use the Congressional Review Act as the means to revoke the FCC’s Restore Internet Freedom Order. The letter is available here.
Today, a coalition of public policy groups sent an open letter to Congress calling for the enactment of reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program loses billions of dollars each year and it needs to incorporate policies that mitigate losses, as well as spread more flood risks to private sector insurers. To […]
For consumers, personal sound amplification devices can boost sound that is too faint for most of us to hear. This technology can be used by consumers who want to temporarily heighten their hearing, including the use of headphones and equipment used to modestly boost the sound on telephones, listening devices and other audio amplification, and […]
The following letter was submitted to Congress and the Administration, providing guidelines on Intellectual Property — https://www.theamericanconsumer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IPCoalitionLetter_2017_.pdf.