Economy & Budget

Election Year? Good luck with your budget

One of our first responsibilities as Members of Congress is to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, and by law, Congress should have passed a budget today. Unfortunately, we failed to reach a consensus on a budget, and instead have...

Read More...

Meaningful contributions to our nation’s economy 

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act has not been updated in more than 75 years. Currently, there are bills pending in both the Senate and the House that would update FDA’s regulatory authority of the cosmetics and personal care products industry....

Read More...

Time for charities to get over the poverty line 

Billionaires have the power to end global poverty.

That's the finding of a new report from the Brookings Institution. According to researchers, the richest billionaire in Swaziland could lift the entire nation out of extreme poverty with...

Read More...

A corporate welfare confab

For the millions of Americans who think big business and big government are in cahoots, a little-known event held in D.C. on April 7 and 8 proved them right. Corporate bigwigs and federal bureaucrats...

Read More...

Understanding the SAFE Act

Payday lenders may seem to be everywhere, but they were not always there. The first payday stores opened in the early 1990s – a byproduct of the same anything-goes deregulatory mania that led to a wave of booby-trapped mortgages and the financial...

Read More...

Time to recognize the importance of the Innovation Economy

Our Innovation Economy is the envy of the world. It is the source of all net new job creation in the U.S. and has been for the last 30 years. These are the high wage, export oriented, knowledge based jobs which have the powerful job multiplier...

Read More...

Pages