Legislative Alerts

Watered Down Flood Insurance Bill Could Submerge Taxpayers in Red Ink

March 07, 2014 J

By Mac Zimmerman The U.S. House of Representatives did its best impression of J. Wellington Wimpy this week, voting to roll back long-overdue reforms to the deeply indebted National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Wimpy, the loafer from Popeye, is perhaps best known for his trademark promise: “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger [...]

President’s Budget: Groundhog Day, Again

March 04, 2014 J

By Thomas Fletcher In an exercise that is beginning to look reminiscent of the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget plan this week. Like each of the President’s five preceding budget blueprints, this year’s edition is short on meaningful reform — piling up deficits and adding to our [...]

Backgrounder on Broadcast Retransmission Consent

March 01, 2014 J

Back in the early 1990s, Congress feared that the cable industry posed a major threat to over-the-air broadcasting and needed to be regulated. Lawmakers passed a law that governs how cable and satellite companies carry signals from TV broadcasters, called retransmission consent, in the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992. While a [...]

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