WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed a renewed proposal by Rivada Networks CEO Declan Ganley to create a nationalized 5G network with his own company at the helm. The proposal, which was first considered by President Trump’s reelection campaign team in March 2019, envisions a wholesale airwaves market controlled by Rivada Networks, and “shared” with wireless companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) criticized the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for incurring a $8.8 billion net loss for fiscal year (FY) 2019. USPS has experienced double-digit percentage declines in mail delivery revenues as consumers abandon paper mail for easier, more reliable electronic services. TPA President David Williams expressed alarm over the financials, stating, “for more than a decade, policymakers and citizens across the country have called for the USPS to clean up its act and deliver mail in a transparent, cost-effective manner. After incurring $75 billion in net losses since 2007, out-going Postmaster General Megan Brennan promised Congress that the agency would deliver a ten-year business plan by July 1. But this plan never materialized, and more than 130 days later, taxpayers are as worried as ever about the prospect of a bailout.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) praised a plan offered by Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) to establish a Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Rep. Arrington is expected to introduce an amendment during today’s Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R. 3. This Chief Negotiator would counter other nations’ attempts to underprice drug prices in their own country and prevent cost-shifting to U.S. consumers.
Social media platforms have only existed for a short period of time, but their reach has grown leaps-and-bounds over the past decade. This has especially benefitted conservatives, allowing the Tomi Lahren’s and Charlie Kirk’s of the world to enter millions of households and devices through the digital domain.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) slammed Washington, D.C. councilmembers for proposing a special excise tax on “sugary beverages.” The Healthy Beverage Choices Act of 2019, introduced to the D.C. Council by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, would impose an onerous 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on these products across the District. Shortly after the proposal was released, TPA sent a letter to the D.C. Council urging members to oppose the measure.
A coalition of ten free-market groups, led by TPA, sent a letter to Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless urging the FDA to reconsider their proposal for graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) praised President Donald Trump for reasserting his commitment to making the United States (U.S.) a leader in energy production. In a speech in Pennsylvania, Trump stated that, “We are going to continue to expand energy production, and we will also create more jobs in infrastructure, trucking, and manufacturing.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) expressed its continued dissatisfaction with the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) fiscal performance following the agency’s announced loss of $2.3 billion for the third quarter of the 2019 fiscal year (FY). This brings the total loss for the USPS to $5.9 billion for the first three quarters of FY 2019.
TPA led a coalition of twelve free-market groups urging members of the Senate Finance Committee to continue their efforts to create bipartisan legislation to restore congressional authority over the levying of tariffs by amending the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) applauded the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to approve the $26 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The approval, announced by DOJ on July 26, will result in the number-three and number-four players in the wireless market combining their resources and investing billions of additional dollars into 5G deployment.