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New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

Leslie Paige December 5, 2019
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FCC Plans to Open More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

On December 12, 2019, the FCC will be voting to adopt a NPRM which will make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band. 

Deborah Collier December 4, 2019
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Legislation Introduced to Further Music Copyright Modernization

New bi-partisan legislation would give creators of music and other programs broadcast by AM/FM radio stations control over their intellectual property.

Deborah Collier November 25, 2019
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Two Trump Administration Proposed Rules Promise Less Government Waste and More Transpareny in Healthcare

The Trump administration recently released two proposed rules.  One is designed to bring more fiscal integrity to Medicaid, a federal and state program with shared dollars that are used to provide healthcare for low-income people.  The other rule is...

Elizabeth Wright November 22, 2019
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STELAR Expiring Soon to a Satellite Near You

Every five years, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) expires, and every five years Congress scrambles to extend the authorization.  In the past, some have seen the reauthorization as an opportunity to refine...

Deborah Collier November 21, 2019
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Intractable F-35 Problems Continue

The federal government's primary weapons tester as well as chief watchdog report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's poor reliability.  The problems are likely to continue unabated. 

Sean Kennedy November 18, 2019
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USPS Ends Another Fiscal Year With Billion-Dollar Losses

There is no doubt that the USPS is facing a serious financial crisis.

Peter Klensch November 15, 2019
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When Will Politicians Learn, Price Controls Do Not Work?

A new bill would create an independent federal agency that would determine and regulate the cost of prescription medications.

Elizabeth Wright November 14, 2019
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Media Ownership Rules Don't Make Sense in Today's Marketplace

The government has thousands of outdated rules that must be streamlined and modernized.

Deborah Collier November 7, 2019
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The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

Peter Klensch November 6, 2019
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Warren’s Medicare for All: I’ll See Your $32 Trillion and Raise it to $52 Trillion

Warren says her healthcare plan would cost an additional $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over ten years.

Elizabeth Wright November 4, 2019
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A Republican Plan for Healthcare

The plan, “A Framework for Personalized, Affordable Care,” is focused in its approach.

Elizabeth Wright November 1, 2019

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