Testimony by IPI President Tom Giovanetti before the Select Committee on Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Texas House of Representatives.
Coalition letter flagging concerning developments in the infrastructure bill negotiations. Price controls and rate regulation; dramatic expansion of executive brand and agency authority; and government-controlled internet should never be on the table.
As our economy continues to recover from the pandemic, it is essential to act in a fiscally responsible manner. Doing otherwise could exacerbate inflation, disrupt the still tenuous job market, and place additional burdens on struggling families.
This coalition letter opposes the passage of S.J.Res. 15, the Congressional Review Act resolution which would overturn the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s (OCC) 2020 True Lender Rule.The Rule sought to provide regulatory certainty to banks and third-party processors on who is the “true lender” when issuing short-term loans and to support the availability of responsible credit for people who need it most.
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.
Coalition letter on behalf of taxpayer, free-market, and consumer advocacy organizations, asking lawmakers to prioritize and pass a number of tax relief measures this year that will aid in America’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Increasing the reliance of the Highway Trust Fund on revenue streams untethered from use, as well as general fund bailouts, would not only fail to address the core fiscal challenges of the present, it would threaten the future health of America’s highways.
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.