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Budget process reform has been a frequent discussion in the halls of Congress, with members from both sides of the aisle realizing that something needs to be done to address this problem. In fact, even the disastrous Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 created the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform to explore ways to fix the broken process and make recommendations for consideration in the Senate. Unfortunately, the joint select committee wasn’t able to produce formal recommendations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) petitioning the 3rd Circuit Court for re-hearing on its media ownership rules, Daniel Savickas, FreedomWorks Foundation Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:
Living in the age of the Internet has many pretty cool upsides, such as having basically the entire accumulated knowledge of the world accessible via the handheld glass rectangles everyone stares at all day. But what to do when some of that information is demonstrably false, or worse, deliberately misleading? Fake news is hardly an Internet innovation but the incredible speed at which it can disseminate is, and now the debate rages about whether it’s proper for platforms to allow propaganda to propagate on their property.
Last Friday, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) closed the extended public comment period for their proposal to reform broad-based categorical eligibility for food stamps. The proposal would close a loophole that allowed thousands of Americans who did not qualify for food stamps to be eligible for benefits regardless.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —In response to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) comments today on the Senate floor regarding conservative, free market opposition to price controls on prescription drugs, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School, writes in The Hill, “A partisan impeachment vote is exactly what the Framers feared.” Dershowitz emphasizes the exceptional and unique power of impeachment. “Impeachment is an extraordinary tool to be used only when the constitutional criteria are met. These criteria are limited and include only ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.’”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Trump administration’s decision today to submit paperwork to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented: