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Budget & Spending Legislative Alerts

Government Not the Cure for Drug Prices

July 31, 2014 J,

Politicians have been trying to provide affordable prescription drugs for more than a decade. Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, there was Medicare Part D seeking to lower costs for senior citizens. Unfortunately for politicians, breakthrough new drugs often take billions of dollars and millions of man hours to produce and higher prices are needed to recoup these costs; such is the situation with the new Hepatitis C cure courtesy of Gilead Sciences.

AFP Signs Memo for the Movement – End the Export-Import Bank

July 16, 2014 J,

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join 40+ coalition partners in signing a letter that urges all Senate and House Republicans to oppose reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. The coalition calls on House leaders — particularly Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling — to oppose scheduling a vote on the Ex-Im Bank [...]

DC Council Overrides Veto, Ensures Tax Reform for 2015

July 15, 2014 J,

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 [...]

“Improper Payments” Topped $100 Billion in 2013

July 10, 2014 J

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 [...]