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FCC Internet Woes – Delayed Net Neutrality Comment Period Deadline

July 16, 2014

Tuesday was supposed to be the filing deadline for comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the hotly debated topic of so-called “net neutrality.” That deadline, however, has been pushed back to Friday – thanks to a healthcare.gov style breakdown of the FCC’s online comment system. It is almost impossible to overlook the irony here –Chairman Wheeler thinks he knows what is best for the internet, yet the agency he chairs can’t keep their commenting system online for what is arguably the hottest topic the agency has considered – or likely will consider – in years.

Issues: Technology

AFP’s Leaders of Liberty: Senator Ted Cruz

July 15, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz: Americans for Prosperity is dedicated to promoting economic freedom for America. We believe that liberty and the freedom to operate businesses and create jobs is the path forward for America’s economy. In keeping with this principle, we have created our AFP scorecard, a ranking for politicians based on key votes concerning economic [...]

DC Council Overrides Veto, Ensures Tax Reform for 2015

July 15, 2014

By Mary Kate Hopkins Americans for Prosperity applauds the DC Council for recently voting 12-1 to override a budget veto by lame duck Mayor Vincent Gray. The overall budget for FY 2015 features comprehensive reform of the tax system and includes a net tax cut of $67 million per year, will save middle-income families in [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending Taxes

“Improper Payments” Topped $100 Billion in 2013

July 10, 2014

By Mallory Carr and Akash Chougule On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before Congress that federal agencies made over $100 billion in improper payments last year—and this is likely an underestimate.  To put that number in perspective, $100 billion is more than the combined total budgets of the Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending

“Dirty Dozen” in Transportation Spending

July 09, 2014

By Akash Chougule and Mary Kate Hopkins The Highway Trust Fund is set to run dry in the coming weeks, and leaders in Washington as well as interested parties around the country are scrambling to find ways to fill the Fund’s shrinking balance. Lawmakers on both sides have proposed gimmicks that would provide one-time revenue [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending