Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act Will Increase Competition and Affordability

This week, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) released the Healthcare PRICE Transparency Act to make permanent the rule established in the executive order by President Trump. “People avoid needed care because of the secretive pricing of hospitals,” said David Balat, policy director of Right on Healthcare at...

Press Release July 2, 2020

USMCA Trade Agreement Will Bolster North American Trade and Provide Enforceable Environmental Regulations for Improving Global Air Quality

The United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement’s entry into force will bolster North American trade, support the American energy industry, and encourage trading partners to meet America’s environmental standards as a world leader in clean air. “This trade agreement is a critical move toward maintaining America’s status as a global energy powerhouse,” said Jason Isaac, senior manager and distinguished fellow of Life:Powered, a national initiative of...

Press Release July 2, 2020

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Trump Executive Order Major Step in Preserving and Strengthening Families

AUSTIN – Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the American child welfare system. “President Trump’s executive order is a major step forward in creating a more compassionate child welfare system that preserves and strengthens families,” said Andrew Brown, distinguished senior fellow of child and family policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “It...

Press Release June 25, 2020

TPPF Applauds Sen. Braun’s Bill to Reform Qualified Immunity for Police

Today, Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) unveiled a bill to reform qualified immunity for law enforcement. The Reforming Qualified Immunity Act would increase accountability across the board. “Long-lasting, meaningful reform starts with fixing qualified immunity to protect the rights of citizens secured by the Constitution while protecting good police officers,” said Dr. Derek Cohen, policy director of...

Press Release June 23, 2020

Austin Ordinance Disrespects Citizens and Harms the Community

As Austin’s new ordinance restricting the rights of citizens across the city goes into full effect today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts released the following statement:   “Austin city officials have consistently redefined public health goals to justify unnecessary and ineffective restrictions on the actions of citizens. Austin is not and has never been close to seeing our health care system...

Press Release June 23, 2020