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March 29, 2017

Trump Order Dismantles Climate Rules


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that may slow the closure of some US coal-fired power plants and will begin a lengthy process of rescinding much of former President Barack Obama's climate change policies.

March 28, 2017

Mosquito Population Skyrockets Due to Urbanization and DDT Ban, Not Climate Change


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“As humans change the landscape through urbanization, the mosquito populations also change, favoring those feeding on humans, which also appear to be major disease carriers,” said Matthews. “DDT was used heavily in the 1940s to the 1960s because it was cheap and very effective, and it apparently decimated some U.S. mosquito populations so they are only just now recovering. But even though several countries are using DDT, at least in a restricted way, there remains heavy international pressure for them to not do so.”

March 13, 2017

Tom Price: Nobody Will Be Worse Off Financially Under AHCA


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Leaders on the Hill, in industry and some in public health praised Trump's pick of Gottlieb — a former FDA and CMS official, who's also a physician and a prominent health policy commentator — to run the agency. "The reason I voted through my objections with Trump is that a presidential election selects a team, not one person," said Tom Giovanetti, head of the conservative Institute of Policy Innovation. "Scott Gottlieb is another example."

March 9, 2017

Scott Pruitt Will Have to Change EPA Policies - And Culture


Scott Pruitt may face the biggest challenge of all of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments because the EPA is dedicated to a cause rather than the public.

March 8, 2017

Will the Republican Replace Plan Sink Into A 'Death Spiral'?


Guaranteed issue is a strange policy to include when the goal is to make health insurance more affordable and accessible.

March 8, 2017

Free-Market Oriented Groups Urge FCC to Reverse ISP Privacy Rule

Free-market oriented groups urged the FCC to reverse its ISP privacy rules, approved in October. The FCC posted thousands of public comments this week on the rules, many of them urging the agency to better align its rules with those of the FTC.

March 6, 2017

FCC Should Withdraw Privacy Order, Give FTC Lead Over Internet Privacy


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should reconsider and withdraw its 2016 Privacy Order as an early step in undoing the many mistakes and overreaches made by the agency under its previous Chairman, and allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take the lead over Internet privacy, said Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) president Tom Giovanetti.

February 8, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews recently called the CFPB the "most unaccountable organization in Washington ... an agency that neither the people’s elected representatives nor the president can control."

February 7, 2017

Three Cheers for President Trump's 'Core Principles' of Financial Reform


President Trump's recent financial reform executive order identifies six principles that should guide legislation to replace the Dodd-Frank law.

February 3, 2017

Congress Should Abolish CFPB as Trump Rolls Back Financial Regulations


As President Donald Trump rolls back financial regulations and looks to make personnel changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congress should begin work immediately to abolish the regulatory agency.

 

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