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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

This legislation establishes the policy of the United States...

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Legislative Alerts

AFP Opposes Proposed Soda Tax Legislation

August 07, 2014 J

Dear Representatives: On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to express our strong opposition to Representative DeLauro’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) legislation. This bill would establish a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages at a rate of 1 percent per every 4.2 grams of caloric sweetener, which […]

AFP Urges House Financial Services Committee to Investigate the Federal Reserve’s Interest in Electronic Payments

August 05, 2014

Today, Americans for Prosperity sent a letter to the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee expressing concerns over the Federal Reserve’s interest in entering the electronic payment processing business. More information on the issue can be found here. The full letter text is below:   August 05, 2014 Dear Chairman Hensarling: On behalf of more than […]

Next on the Federal Reserve’s Agenda: Your Credit Card

July 31, 2014 J

If there is one thing the Obama Administration has done with unwavering consistency, it is acting outside of its authority. Recently, the Federal Reserve has expressed interest in entering the electronic payments industry. More specifically: processing credit and debit card transactions. The possibility of this happening is alarming as it would mean the federal government would be trying to compete in an industry they regulate. This could pose a serious threat to the free market and competition in the electronic payment industry.