Dear Senators, As longtime advocates for policies that increase consumer choice, boost competition, and protect consumers, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), a 501(c)(3) non-partisan research and educational institute, has analyzed and highlighted numerous times the negative effects the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992) would have on consumer and […]
Sami’s Law requires ride-hailing companies to implement an enhanced digital system to verify passengers with their authorized ride-hailing vehicles and drivers. Unfortunately, the proposed bill threatens to upend some of the private-sector progress, especially if enacted quickly and without debate in the Senate. The Letter is available online.
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 32 nonprofit organizations to call on public leaders at the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives not to support “Buy American” mandates. In the middle of this COVAD-19 crisis, public policies should focus on keeping the supply chain as broad and extensive as possible, in order to prevent massive shortages […]
Today, a coalition of nine organizations wrote a letter urging support for comprehensive privacy legislation. The letter is available online.
A coalition of 42 companies, primarily independent nonprofit think tanks, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for passage of a permanent Internet tax moratorium. Failure for Congress to act in the next 60 days will lead to increased taxes for Internet consumers. To read or print the letter, click here.
Last week, after several years of attempts, the House finally voted to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. The bill would prohibit taxing access to the Internet at the state, local and Federal levels. The current ban on Internet taxation ends in just a bit over three months from today. Therefore, it is important […]