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Erin Humiston

March 7, 2016

Five Bold Policy Reforms 2016 Candidates Should Embrace


House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican candidates are looking for bold policy reforms. IPI has responded with proposals that reduce the size and scope of government, empower people and states to make their own decisions, and keep more money in the private sector rather than the public sector.

February 18, 2016

Unconstitutional Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices Must Be Reformed


Civil asset forfeiture, the seizure of citizens’ property by state and federal law enforcement, is often abusive and frequently violates numerous constitutional rights. The practice must be reformed, or better yet: renounced. 

February 17, 2016

Giovanetti Applauds Apple's Tim Cook For Stance on Privacy


In a statement today concerning Apple Inc.’s opposition to giving the FBI a backdoor to the iPhone, Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) president Tom Giovanetti applauded CEO Tim Cook for his stance on protecting consumers’ privacy.

February 11, 2016

PITFA Tremendous Victory for U.S. Internet Economy


The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) commends the U.S. Senate for passing the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA). "This is a tremendous victory for America’s Internet economy, and for all of us who participate in this economy," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti. 

November 11, 2015

Veterans Still Suffer In Broken VA System Thanks to Politicians, Unions


On this Veteran’s Day we should remember the sacrifices made our men and women in uniform.  And we should also remember that a year and a half after news of the VA scandal broke, very little has actually changed. 

November 5, 2015

Lower Drug Prices by Streamlining Approval Process, Delaying IP Clock


A new publication shows how competition, streamlining the drug-approval process, and leveraging the power of intellectual property protections are the keys to unlock lower prices for consumers. 

October 14, 2015

The Minimum Wage Is A Price Control On Labor


In Tuesday’s Democratic debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders called for more than doubling the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour—a move that would hurt the poor by pricing workers out of the labor market and killing jobs.

September 22, 2015

Clinton's Opposition to Keystone XL Hurts Middle Class She Wants To Help


Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline not only hurts the economy and middle class, but also hinders energy security for both the U.S. and its allies. “Clinton’s opposition to the pipeline is inexplicable if you know the facts behind the issue," said IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. 

September 21, 2015

Friday: Diverse Views on Climate Policy Converge At Dallas Event


As 11 Republicans in Congress break from party line by calling for action against climate change, and Pope Francis is expected in his first address before Congress to appeal for policies combating global warming, IPI presents three diverse policy perspectives at an exclusive event in Dallas Friday on what the U.S. can do, if anything.

September 17, 2015

Major Victory for U.S. Energy Security As House Committee Approves Crude Exports


Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved HR 702, a bipartisan bill eliminating the 1970’s-era export ban on crude oil, which would lead the way to lower energy prices, increased energy supply, and be a boost to U.S. security, but the White House has announced its opposition to the measure.

 

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