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Regulatory Reform - May 2017

Regulatory Reform - May 2017

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FreedomWorks Foundation Applauds FCC for Adopting Media Modernization Rule Changes

Today, the Federal Communications Commission officially adopted changes to long-outdated media ownership standards. The key changes include eliminating the Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule, eliminating the Radio/Television Cross-Ownership Rule, eliminating the Eight-Voices Test, and revising the Top-Four Prohibition to a case-by-case review process versus the previous outright ban.

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FreedomWorks Foundation Submits Comments in Support of Sinclair-Tribune Broadcast Merger Before FCC

Last week, FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center submitted formal comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the proposed merger of television broadcasting companies Sinclair and Tribune. Our comments concluded with the following:

11/06/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Supports Pruitt Curbing Conflicts of Interests at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced today that he would be signing a directive barring scientists who have received grant funding from the agency from serving on three of the agency’s scientific advisory bodies.

10/31/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Praises Continued Regulatory Discipline at FCC Under Chairman Pai

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced before the House and Energy Commerce Committee updates to the Commission’s regulatory framework on media ownership. This modernization is long overdue, reflecting the massive changes in how Americans consume news and entertainment with advent of the Internet. These updates will also allow for struggling local broadcast stations and newspapers to compete more effectively with cable and Internet content providers.

10/25/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation: Clean Power Plan, an Example of the Festering Problem of the Administrative State

FreedomWorks Foundation applauds President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on their announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). It is our organization’s intention to staunchly support this effort through our Regulatory Action Center, driving a grassroots campaign in support of this critical regulatory reform. FreedomWorks Foundation President Adam Brandon made the following statement:

10/10/2017
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Time to Free Media from the Yoke of Cross-Ownership Rules

The media, for better or for worse, has garnered a lot of attention and criticism over the past year. Discussions and debates surrounding both televised and digital media illustrate just how important a role modern media plays in the lives of everyday Americans. It’s how we stay up to date on all of the latest news, whether it’s sports, politics, or entertainment.

10/06/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Submits Comments Decrying Economic and Safety Consequences of Stringent Fuel Economy Mandates

FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center submitted comments to the EPA and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHSTA) regarding the various unintended consequences of increasingly stringent federal fuel economy mandates via the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards program.

10/06/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Comments to Coast Guard Calling for Jones Act Leniency

FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center submitted comments to the United States Coast Guard, suggesting the agency exercise leniency in granting Jones Act waiver requests and further study the impact of the antiquated shipping law.

09/28/2017
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FreedomWorks Foundation Submits Comments Calling for Trump Administration to Curb Renewable Fuels Mandate

At the end of last month, FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing disappointment with the agency's proposed compliance rules for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

09/12/2017
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Regulating Freight Rail Switching Puts Us On the Wrong Track

“By stripping away needless and costly regulation in favor of marketplace forces wherever possible, this act will help assure a strong and healthy future for our Nation's railroads and the men and women who work for them.” – President Jimmy Carter”

08/30/2017

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