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The Restoring Internet Freedom Order Court Decision

The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), which determined that broadband internet access services (BIAS) are an information service under Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (the Court) on October 1, 2019, in the case of Mozilla v.

How Did Maryland Drop Their Individual Insurance Premiums by 22 Percent?

Citizens who purchased health insurance on the Maryland Health Connection, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, marketplace exchange,saw their premiums drop an average of 13 percent in 2019 and will see an average 10 percent decrease starting January 2020.  The 2019 decrease was the first time since ACA was implemented that consumers saw

Senate DOD Appropriations Bill Lacks House JEDI Guardrails

In the ongoing saga of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract, the bill and report language for S. 2474, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2020 was filed by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on September 12, 2019.  Unlike its House of Representatives counterpart, H.R.

Lenin, Stalin, and Capone Would be Proud of Pelosi's Drug Pricing Plan

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released the official summary and backgrounder of H.R. 3, “The Lower Cost Drugs Now Act,” although as of this posting, there is no bill language.  It would exert so much government authority over the pharmaceutical industry that it would equal anything that communist and socialist leaders in other countries have done to control various sectors of their economies.

The KC-46's Deficiencies Demonstrate the Benefit of Fixed-Price Contracts

The KC-46 is intended to serve multiple roles for the Air Force, but continued problems with the plane has created uncertainty.  Thankfully, the Pentagon arranged a fixed-price contract for the aircraft.

A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

House Democrats Going Big in Green New Deal Corporate Giveaways

House Ways and Means Chairman Neal wants to go big on green energy package. 

Speaker Pelosi's Drug Pricing Proposal is Here - It's Not Good

The culprits who are really ripping off Americans are countries that utilize price controls and draft off U.S. funded research.

Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

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