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Budget & Spending

Government at all levels is too expensive.  Spending is the real cost of government because every dollar they spend is removed from the private economy through taxation, borrowing or inflation.  Large and expensive government...

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Important Legislation

Rep. Fleischmann’s EASY Savings Act

This bill would provide better incentives for federal agencies...

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Cut Spending Now!

The federal government has a spending problem. Take action...

Labor, Education & Pensions

Americans should be free to make their own choices. AFP works to educate Americans about worker’s rights and how to stand up to big unions and believes in empowering parents with higher quality schools...

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Important Legislation

Rep. Kline’s Student Success Act

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Banking & Financial Services

Our financial system is burdened with overlapping, counterproductive regulations.  Americans for Prosperity believes that these regulations discourage Americans from participating in a free market system where participants can see the positive and negative results...

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Important Legislation

Lee-Amash Legislation Terminating Export-Import Bank

Americans deserve a fair international trade policy that is...

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Property Rights

Private property is the foundation of economic freedom. The right of property owners to use their property consistent with their own wishes and without harming others should not be infringed by politicians or bureaucrats. ...

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Important Legislation

Federal Land Freedom Act of 2013

This bill would allow governors to petition the federal...

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Technology

The strongest sector of our economy in recent years has been the one least touched by expensive government regulation: the tech sector. The deployment of broadband Internet and wireless technologies has been one of...

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Important Legislation

Chairman Walden’s Bill for Internet Freedom

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Legislative Alerts

FCC Internet Woes – Delayed Net Neutrality Comment Period Deadline

July 16, 2014 J

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.

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 [...]

“Dirty Dozen” in Transportation Spending

July 09, 2014 J

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 [...]

Coalition Calls for House Vote on Death Tax Repeal

July 09, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join over 35 industry groups and advocacy organizations in supporting recent calls for a vote this year on Congressman Brady’s “Death Tax Repeal Act,” HR 2429. Led by the Family Business Coalition, the coalition sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Congressman [...]