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May 11, 2021

Testimony Before the Transportation Committee Regarding Permitting Direct Sales of Electric Vehicles in Texas

Just as it’s wrong to protect a specific business from competition, it’s wrong to protect a specific business MODEL from competition. We want competition between and innovation in business MODELS, not just in businesses.

April 8, 2021

Testimony on Texas House Bill HB 2587, "Relating to the Censorship of Users' Expressions By an Interactive Computer Service

The most shocking and counterproductive thing that could happen with this legislation is that by declaring private businesses to be part of the “public square” as a means of justifying speech regulation, or by redefining terms like “common carrier,” you will be unintentionally facilitating a dramatic increase in the government’s power to regulate private speech.

March 18, 2021

Testimony Before the State Affairs Committee Texas House of Representatives Regarding Utility Pole Access

Testimony regarding HB 1505 that creates a system to fairly allocate the costs of replacing utility poles without making it unnecessarily costly to roll out broadband.

April 16, 2015

House Small Business Committee Hearing

In comments prepared for the House Small Business Committee, NTU's Pete Sepp cites IPI president Tom Giovanetti's March 2015 analysis examining the impact on business decision-making around the up-and-down turmoil of the Section 179 small business expensing limit over the past few years. 

July 26, 2012

Pro-Growth Tax Reform That Works

To maintain and expand manufacturing and manufacturing jobs, and for the overall health of the U.S. economy, the Congress should reduce the corporate tax rate and make permanent either 50 percent or 100 percent first-year expensing of business capital equipment.  That should be followed with tax reforms that better enable businesses to export goods and compete directly in foreign markets. 

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