Legislative Alerts

AFP Testifies on the Renewable Fuel Standard

December 05, 2013 J

AFP’s Federal Affairs Manager Christine Harbin Hanson will deliver the following testimony on the proposed 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program at a Public Hearing by the Environmental Protection Agency. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Removing the Cable Box Integration Ban Would Be a Win for Consumers

December 04, 2013 J

New technologies, like Hulu and Netflix, are changing the way people access video content. Thousands of hours of programming are available with a couple clicks of a mouse –providing alternatives to broadcast and cable. However, these new technologies are not hindered by the same unnecessary regulations like the integration ban. The integration ban is a costly regulation affecting set-top cable boxes adopted long before the age of online video. Times change and so does the relevance of regulations –the integration ban is no exception. The ban is an unnecessary burden in today’s modern era and should be removed.

Coalition to the House: Support the Innovation Act

December 04, 2013 J

Americans for Properity is happy to join a coalition of organizations in support of Representative Goodlatte’s Innovation Act, which is scheduled to be considered on the the House floor tomorrow. Led by the R Street Institute, today the Coalition sent the following letter to Capitol Hill: Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Community Development Failures

December 03, 2013 J

Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs) are meant to fund local improvement projects such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. However, in cities and towns around the country, millions of federal taxpayer dollars in the form of CDBGs are instead being used to pad the pockets of well-connected crony insiders.

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