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Erin Humiston

September 15, 2015

Hearing Tomorrow: Urgent For Congress to Secure Americans' Rights Through ECPA Reform


At long last, the Senate Judiciary Committee will finally hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss reforming the outdated 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, an urgent and necessary step to uphold Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights guarding against warrantless search and seizure of electronic data.

August 10, 2015

Urgent For Congress to Secure Americans' Rights Through ECPA Reform


The U.S. Congress must reform the outdated 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to uphold Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights guarding against warrantless search and seizure of electronic data, says a new publication released today by the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).

July 24, 2015

Let Oil Reserves Fund Highways, Not More Taxpayer Money


Lawmakers scrambling to find funding for the federal Highway Fund should look to using all of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), not just 100 million barrels, as the Senate is proposing.

June 25, 2015

Court's Ruling Lets Public Decide On Obamacare Repeal & Replace


Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare’s federal subsidies may be a disappointment, but it paves the way for the American people and the legislative branch to appropriately have the final say on changing or repealing the health care law.

June 24, 2015

IPI Commends Congress For Passing Trade Promotion Authority


IPI commends the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for finding a way to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a necessary step toward the successful negotiation of trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).

June 24, 2015

Decision For King Paves Way For More Affordable Health Care Plans, $700 Billion In Taxpayer Savings


The U.S. Supreme Court will soon release its decision regarding King vs. Burwell. A win for King won’t kill the law, but could make it largely unworkable in 34 states. But a win would also mean taxpayers would save an estimated $700 billion from fewer subsidies, and insurance companies may offer limited-benefit plans to help full the coverage gap. 

June 15, 2015

Chaffetz Bill More Dangerous Than Marketplace Fairness Act


A new online sales tax bill introduced today by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is not only even more harmful than the Marketplace Fairness Act toward small businesses and interstate commerce, but also opens the gates to an unprecedented expansion of taxation and taxpayer harassment by out-of-state tax collectors.

April 17, 2015

Giovanetti: HB 40 Positive Step To Uphold Rule of Law in Texas


Requiring that municipalities in Texas stay within state law when it comes to ballot initiatives and referenda is an entirely reasonable requirement, especially since some Texas municipalities have recently acted outside of Texas Law. A bill being voted on today in the Texas Legislature, HB 40, is a positive step toward making sure that rule of law, not majority tyranny, governs municipal rule-making

April 17, 2015

Drug R&D Costs: $1.7 Billion and Rising


The significant costs of developing new, life-saving drugs and treatments has reached over $1.7 billion per drug over a span of 10-12 years, due to the growing complexity of drugs, bureaucratic red tape and the short length of a drug’s patent life.

April 16, 2015

Giovanetti: Fast Track Authority for Trade Agreement Good News for U.S. Economy


It’s good news that there appears to be an agreement among Senate leaders for Congress to pursue fast track trade promotion authority, which would revitalize trade negotiations such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other agreements.

 

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