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Why the Fight for 'Female Viagra' Matters | Commentary

By Lori Weinstein

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care | Commentary

Anyone who looked closely at the fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budget that sailed through the House Appropriations Committee recently was in for a jolt. It may be impossible to overstate the many ways this legislation would take the country backward.

The Growing Case for Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban | Commentary

The advantages of lifting the ban on crude oil exports are not just theoretical talking points discussed in the halls of Congress, but rather supported by a large and growing body of research by government agencies, academic institutions and think tanks across the political spectrum. The latest is a study released by the Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group. It highlights the obvious benefits lifting the ban will have on American families and businesses, our economy and global allies.

Viable Answer Already Exists to Cyber-Attacks | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the article, “Cybersecurity Measures Inch Forward, but Critics Doubt Their Effectiveness” (Roll Call June 22, 2015).

Increased Focus on Student Loan Crisis Needed | Commentary

By Stephen Dash

NIH: A Treasure Worth Investing In | Commentary

By Marc N. Casper, Chris Hansen and Mark S. Wrighton

Obama’s Long-Awaited Kenya Trip Should Strengthen Economic Security Ties | Commentary

By Robinson Njeru Githae

FDA Needs to Provide Guidance on Biosimilars | Commentary

By Louis Tharp

House Hearing Pushes for New Era in U.S.-Hungary Relations | Commentary

By Réka Szemerkényi

Does Congress Believe In Deceiving Americans or Invading Their Privacy? | Commentary

By Paul Bland

Act Now: Promote Long-Term Fiscal Transparency | Commentary

As more 2016 candidates announce their presidential bids, they’ll start discussing issues Americans care about the most. But there’s one issue where neither Democrats nor Republicans are telling the truth due to inaccurate financial reporting — our national debt.

Clean Water Is Good for Cows and Kids | Commentary

Fresh Vermont cream and milk make up more than half of a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. So we’ve always worked hard to support safe and sustainable food production, family farms and rural communities. That’s why we’re so proud to support the Environmental Protecton Agency’s new Clean Water Rule. Clean water isn’t just nice, it’s a necessity.

Wireless Broadband Spectrum and the Slow Creep of Big Government | Commentary

By Ben Quayle

Insurers' Dirty Tricks Are Undermining a Central Promise of Obamacare | Commentary

By Robert Goldberg

Half Measures Make Ethanol Mandate Worse | Commentary

By Thomas Pyle

Congress Should Promote Fairness in State Sales Taxes | Commentary

By Alan McQuinn

Time for Congress to Focus Seriously on Transportation and Infrastructure | Commentary

In the 1950s, it was a Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who looked into the future and understood that if the United States was to continue to grow and modernize, it needed a strong federal transportation infrastructure. And under his watch he urged the states to work with the federal government to upgrade our roads and bridges, and overcome the “appalling inadequacies” of the nation’s highway network with a federal focus on building a national system of interstate highways.

Congress Can Stand With Veterans by Supporting the VA Accountability Act | Commentary

One year ago, the Obama White House issued a brief but illuminating report detailing why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was failing in its mission to provide timely care to patients.

Senate’s Spending Ban Endangers the Lives of Children | Commentary

By Jeanne Atkinson

How Citizens Can Influence Congress at Town Hall Meetings | Commentary

Now that summer is here, legislators are increasing their scheduling of town hall meetings back in their districts. Recently some myths have emerged about this time honored aspect of our democracy. Some groups are claiming (usually tied to a fundraising pitch), “Congress isn’t listening to citizens” and is holding fewer town hall meetings. This is false.

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