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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 18, 2015

Technology Integration Can Improve Medicaid For Beneficiaries


As the House Energy and Commerce Committee meets today to discuss improving Medicaid, they should consider how states can integrate mobile phones and other existing technologies to increase access to care, lower costs and improve health care quality for Medicaid beneficiaries, said Dr. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., author of “Reforming Medicaid with Technology.”

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.

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.

September 10, 2015

House Subcommittee Votes Today To End Ban on Crude Oil Exports


Innovative drilling techniques have produced a U.S. oil boom, but that economic boom could become a bust unless the U.S. is allowed to export its crude oil to other countries. Today the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power votes on a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton (R- TX) eliminating the export ban on crude oil, which would pave the way for lower energy prices, increased energy supply, and be a boost to U.S. security.

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.

 

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