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Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s third regulatory review of 2020! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with the latest regulatory actions from the swamp.This week, we bring you a special coronavirus edition, highlighting some of the positive ways our government is responding administratively. Check back next week for the next edition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following reports that congressional leadership is pushing to include language in the third phase of coronavirus legislation to artificially fix prices in an effort to address medical “surprise billing,” Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
The Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday afternoon to the $100 billion Families
First Coronavirus Response Act and President Trump is expected to quickly sign it into law. But
the cost of this bill pales in comparison to emergency economic assistance legislation that could
cost $1 trillion or more.
This week Congress has tackled two important issues that may not seem related at first: reauthorizing an expiring portion of the USA PATRIOT Act and legislating for those affected by COVID-19. But there is one common thread between them - each will have had their passage through the legislature amply lubricated by a potent dose of fear. Decisions made hastily under such pressure are often nigh impossible to reverse after the fact.
An amendment being offered in the Senate to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, would dramatically improve the emergency legislation that seeks to help Americans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. As passed by the House, however, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act may hurt the very workers it attempts to help.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center driving roughly 1,000 comments to OMB supporting greater regulatory transparency, Dan Savickas, FreedomWorks Foundation Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:
FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center (RAC) is driving comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging them to stay the course with Chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. You can make your voice heard HERE.
The state of the economy is on everyone’s mind due to the COVID-19 and the more frequent practice of social distancing. People are staying at home due to the virus, which will have a negative impact on consumption. On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the administration is “looking at sending checks to Americans immediately.” The idea is similar in approach to proposals from Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Trump Administration’s announcements of CMS loosening regulations for telehealth in Medicare and FDA empowering states on testing in efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks’ President, commented: