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Utah Senate - Oppose Massive Vapor Tax Increase

March 12, 2019

Utah Senate
State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Senators,

On behalf of the 13,618 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose HB 252.  This deeply damaging legislation that has passed the House would impose cripplingly high taxes on innovative vapor products and wreck tobacco harm reduction efforts in Utah.

Minnesota - Oppose SF 751

March 11, 2019

Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee
Room 1200
Minnesota Senate Building
St. Paul, Minn.  55155

Dear Senator,

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Utah - Oppose Huge Vapor Tax Increase

March 7, 2019

Utah House of Representatives
State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Legislators,

On behalf of the 13,618 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose HB 252.  This deeply damaging legislation would impose cripplingly high taxes on innovative vapor products and would wreck tobacco harm reduction efforts in Utah.

Utah Senate - Oppose Importation

March 7, 2019

Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Utah State Senate
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Dear Senator,

It is our understanding you will soon hear House Bill 267 in committee.  On behalf of the 13,617 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose this legislation, which would direct the Department of Health to develop a program to import prescription drugs from Canada.  HB 267 is wasteful and unnecessary and will not result in lower drug costs for patients.

CCAGW Offers Perspective on Medicare Drug Pricing Hearing- Rep. Reed

March 6, 2019

The Honorable Tom Reed
2263 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Reed,

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices.” For fiscal conservatives who believe in free markets, competition is created by robust negotiations among drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmacists. For socialists in Congress, it means the government decides what a fair price should be.

CCAGW Offers Perspective on Medicare Drug Pricing Hearing- Rep. Buchanan

March 6, 2019

The Honorable Vern Buchanan
2427 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Buchanan,

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices.” For fiscal conservatives who believe in free markets, competition is created by robust negotiations among drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmacists. For socialists in Congress, it means the government decides what a fair price should be.

Florida - Oppose Importation

March 4, 2019

Florida Legislature
State Capitol
400 South Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Dear Legislators,

On behalf of the 214,252 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Florida, I ask you to oppose HB 19, which would establish a Canadian Drug Importation Program and eventually an international importation program from specific countries.

Utah - Oppose Importation

February 21, 2019

Business and Labor Committee
Utah House of Representatives
State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Legislators,

On behalf of the 13,617 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose House Bill 267.  This legislation would direct the Department of Health to develop a program to import prescription drugs from Canada.  HB 267 is wasteful and unnecessary and will not result in lower drug costs for patients.

Minnesota - Oppose Price Controls

February 20, 2019

Minnesota House Commerce Committee
State Capitol
St. Paul, MN 55155

Dear Committee Members,

On behalf of the 35,581 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Minnesota, I ask you to oppose HF 4, which would allow the attorney general to impose a price ceiling on prescription drugs in the state.

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