Technology Legislative Alerts
Dear Representatives Herger and Crowley,
On behalf of more than 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to commend you for your recent introduction of H.R. 2307, the Ethanol Subsidy Repeal Act. Your bill would finally bring an end the federal government’s tax subsidies for the use of corn-based ethanol as a source of fuel, a drawn-out and ultimately wasteful exercise in centralized economic planning that has been going on since the 1970s.
Dear Senator Thune and Representative Boustany,
The House voted 240-179 to overturn the FCC's job-crushing Internet regulations.
Republicans who voted to rubber-stamp the FCC's power grab (along with 177 Democrats) were Dave Reichert of Washington and Scott Rigell of Virginia. They should be ashamed. Even if they believe in net neutrality, they should not let Obama's regulators write the law in an end-run around Congress.
The six Democrats who voted to stand up to the FCC and the legitimate legislative process (along with 234 Republicans) were:
On the darkest day of the year, December 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a party-line vote to regulate the Internet in the name of network neutrality. Chairman Julius Genachowski, who cast the deciding vote, is a former long-time executive of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp (one of the leading corporate beneficiaries of the new regulations) and a close friend of President Obama.
Dear Senator Jon Tester and Representative Shelley Moore Capito,