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How Congress Can Support the Internet of Things | Commentary

By Gary Shapiro

STEM Fields: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow | Commentary

While Americans hear mostly about gridlock and partisan fighting in Congress, the issues with strong bipartisan support often get overlooked.

Racing to Better Health in Oklahoma City | Commentary

When the clock struck noon on April 22, 1889, approximately 50,000 people raced to claim settlements across 2 million open acres comprising present-day Oklahoma. By the time the sun set that evening, the population of Oklahoma City had gone from zero to 10,000 and was on its way to becoming the capital of our great state.

Americans Facing New Hurdles to File This Tax Season with Elimination of Printed Tax Guide | Commentary

By Ken McEldowney

This Tax Season, Don’t Forget Your Use Tax | Commentary

By Jody L. Padar

Sasse, McHenry Bills Target Amnesty Payouts | Commentary

By Jenny Beth Martin

Small-Dollar Installment Loans Belie One Size Fits All Regulatory Scheme | Commentary

By Howard Beales and Anand Goel

Stop Feeding the Trolls | Commentary

By Mark Griffin

Abusing a Congressional Small Business Program: Paving the Road to Hell | Commentary

By Ev Ehrlich

Let's Embrace Life-Saving Personal Safety Technology the Way We Embrace Photo-Sharing Apps | Commentary

No commuter should die on a smoke-filled train because of inadequate communication between victims and first responders.

Ethics Committees Take Their Missions Seriously, So Should Congress and Staffers | Commentary

In the middle of a highly charged atmosphere on Capitol Hill, there is one center of bipartisanship in each chamber of Congress that remains above politics: the Ethics committees. And while they do most of their work outside the political theater with good reason, there is evidence of their productivity in little reported documents, in compliance with rigorous disclosure regimes and in the fact that so many members have resigned before the conclusion of ethics investigations.

Reauthorize CHIP to Strengthen Dental Safety Net for Kids | Commentary

By Paul O. Walker

Congress: Protect ANWR from Alaska's Greed | Commentary

President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nationís vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaskaís Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress has been busy talking about the decision during this monthís budget hearings, and we likely havenít heard the end of it.

Trade Policies That Work for America's Farmers and Ranchers | Commentary

Agriculture is a cornerstone of our national economy, supporting 16 million jobs both on and off the farm. American farmers and ranchers are the most innovative and productive in the world, providing us with the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world.

Repairing Traumatic Brain Injury | Commentary

By Amanda Bowman

A Bipartisan Immigration Program We Need to Pass Now | Commentary

While it appears increasingly likely that congressional Republicans will punt on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for us to look at smaller, yet still useful, steps forward to chip away at this growing, but manufactured crisis. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have seen firsthand how hard it is to raise funds for worthy projects and companies.

Obama Policies Favor Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens | Commentary

We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and to protect national security. President Barack Obamaís unlawful executive actions to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants violate both of those principles. Any objective review must find that the presidentís policies have placed the concerns of those who have broken our laws ahead of the interests of citizens and legal residents of the United States.

National Ag Day: Celebrating the Backbone of America’s Rural Economy | Commentary

By Tom Buis

American Workers Won't Fall for Senate Conservatives' Cruel Hoax | Commentary

In their zeal to fire political volleys against immigrants and commonsense reform of our broken immigration system, the Senateís Republican leadership turned to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to lead their work on the issue.

Republican Freshmen Call on Congress, President to Lead on Trade | Commentary

At the heart of any free and prosperous nation is an equally free and prosperous economy.




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