TPA Sends Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS TPA sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer today, urging them to oppose any proposed expansion of taxpayer-funded handouts to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers as part of S. 2657, which shall become the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA).

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Watchdog Praises FCC for Voting to Expand Digital Domain and Protect Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for voting to implement critical measures to protect taxpayers and bridge the digital divide at their February 28 Open Meeting. At the meeting, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his fellow commissioners voted to kickstart a public auction for C-band spectrum critical for 5G deployment. In addition, commission officials voted to relax restrictions on TV white space devices capable of bringing internet to unserved rural areas. The votes mark a continuation of Chairman Pai’s efforts to roll back red tape and regulatory mandates since taking the helm of the FCC in January 2017.

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TPA Sends Letter to Congress Opposing Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act

On behalf of millions of taxpayers and consumers across the United States, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) urges you to vote against the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act (H.R. 2339), which would, amongst other things, impose a full ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarette products throughout the U.S. H.R. 2339 would also ban menthol-flavored conventional tobacco. These deeply misguided proposals would lead to the demise of millions of Americans by forcing smokers across the country to continue using deadly combustible cigarettes.

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President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget: Good, Bad, and ‘Sad!’ An Illustrated Guide

The fiscal year (FY) 2021 President’s Budget acknowledges rampant waste and abuse in federal spending and proposes a detailed plan to curb some of Washington, D.C.’s worst excesses. But, the President’s plan doesn’t actually cut spending, it slows down the growth of spending by $4.4 trillion over the course of the decade. The full list of cuts can be found here.

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Taxpayer Watchdog Releases Commonsense Healthcare Reform Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), a non-partisan advocacy group representing taxpayers and consumers across the United States, released a comprehensive series of proposals to reform healthcare in the United States which would improve the quality of care while reducing costs. These issue briefs offer practical solutions to the scourge of surprise billing and include reforms to reduce the price of prescription pharmaceuticals and improve end-of-life care. TPA also uses evidence and analysis to rebut the idea that “Medicare for All” is an appropriate approach to healthcare reform.

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Watchdog Praises FCC Chairman Pai for Moving Forward with Public C-Band Auction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) praised Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai for moving forward with a public auction of “C-band” spectrum. This segment of taxpayer-owned mid-band spectrum is critical for the deployment of next-generation 5G internet due to its ability to carry sizable bits of data over relatively long distances. Incumbent satellite users of the band under the banner of the C-Band Alliance (CBA) fought for months to conduct a private sale of the spectrum with little oversight or guarantee of taxpayers being compensated. Despite Chairman Pai’s November announcement that the FCC intends to conduct a public auction with guaranteed taxpayer proceeds, the CBA continues to fight for an opaque “private sale.”

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Taxpayer, Consumer Groups Launch Coalition Against Healthcare Rate-Setting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) announced the launch of the “Coalition Against Rate-Setting” and a new website (noratesetting.org) that will fight against government attempts to meddle in the U.S. healthcare system. The coalition, which consists of 14 well-respected non-profit organizations including: the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, 60 Plus Association, Americans for Limited Government, Campaign for Liberty, Center for a Free Economy, Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Center for Individual Freedom, Citizens Against Government Waste, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, Hispanic Leadership Fund, Market Institute, and National Taxpayers Union, will highlight the myriad consequences of using federal price-fixing to address the issue of “surprise medical billing.”

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Watchdog Slams Wasteful and Reckless Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed the $1.4 trillion spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The spending bill funds the government through September 30, 2020. The Bill, which was released to the public yesterday, is 2,300 pages.

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