Federal law provides for the “portability” of your vision script and this makes sense. However, wealthy out-of-state contact lens sellers don't like having to compete with thousands of independent eye doctors.
Federal law provides for the “portability” of your vision script and this makes sense. However, wealthy out-of-state contact lens sellers don't like having to compete with thousands of independent eye doctors.
As someone who helped write the last successful tax reform bill in 1986, let me make two suggestions for lawmakers as they work on rewriting the tax code in 2017: First, it’s a heavy lift and the effort won’t succeed without bipartisan support, and second, tax reform has to be revenue neutral.
As someone who helped write the last successful tax reform bill in 1986, let me make two suggestions for lawmakers as they work on rewriting the tax code in 2017: First, it’s a heavy lift and the effort won’t succeed without bipartisan support, and second, tax reform has to be revenue neutral.
Contrary to how the bill’s proponents are making it seem, the debate about SESTA is not about a choice between protecting victims from being sexually exploited and protecting tech companies from economic harm
Contrary to how the bill’s proponents are making it seem, the debate about SESTA is not about a choice between protecting victims from being sexually exploited and protecting tech companies from economic harm
Some Americans seem underwhelmed by the possibility of affordable private-sector space travel, even as the industry sets its sights on loftier goals than shepherding wealthy clients into outer space.
Some Americans seem underwhelmed by the possibility of affordable private-sector space travel, even as the industry sets its sights on loftier goals than shepherding wealthy clients into outer space.
Innovation is at the heart of the American spirit, and advances in technology are sparking breakthroughs across every sector of the economy. Unfortunately, low-quality patents continue to be a scourge on our country’s growth, stifling innovation and hurting small and large businesses alike.
Innovation is at the heart of the American spirit, and advances in technology are sparking breakthroughs across every sector of the economy. Unfortunately, low-quality patents continue to be a scourge on our country’s growth, stifling innovation and hurting small and large businesses alike.
We all know politicians in Washington love to talk. However, there comes a time when talk must stop and action taken. We’ve now reached that point with comprehensive tax reform.
We all know politicians in Washington love to talk. However, there comes a time when talk must stop and action taken. We’ve now reached that point with comprehensive tax reform.
The debate over CRISPR-based engineering is generally framed from an ethical and scientific perspective. The economic dimension is often overlooked.
The debate over CRISPR-based engineering is generally framed from an ethical and scientific perspective. The economic dimension is often overlooked.
As we near the end of 2017, President Donald Trump and his staff have a rare opportunity to advance a policy that meets all their priorities: fostering new jobs and industry, lowering drug costs and improving patient access to Food and Drug Administration-approved life-saving medications.
As we near the end of 2017, President Donald Trump and his staff have a rare opportunity to advance a policy that meets all their priorities: fostering new jobs and industry, lowering drug costs and improving patient access to Food and Drug Administration-approved life-saving medications.
The long-anticipated Department of Energy electricity grid reliability study finally came out and addressed how to best ensure a reliable power source for American families and businesses. A few key insights from the report highlight that wind energy makes the electric grid more reliable, and that additional investment in transmission lines is essential to unlocking more renewables across the nation.
The long-anticipated Department of Energy electricity grid reliability study finally came out and addressed how to best ensure a reliable power source for American families and businesses. A few key insights from the report highlight that wind energy makes the electric grid more reliable, and that additional investment in transmission lines is essential to unlocking more renewables across the nation.
While some progressives campaigned this week for "Medicare for all," a group of moderate House Democrats aligned themselves with a more modest push to stabilize the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it could spur broader health care reforms in the future.
While some progressives campaigned this week for "Medicare for all," a group of moderate House Democrats aligned themselves with a more modest push to stabilize the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it could spur broader health care reforms in the future.
A document containing further details on GOP tax reform proposals that White House and Republican tax writers plan to release the week of Sept. 25 will include a specific rate for corporate taxes, Republican leaders said Thursday.
A document containing further details on GOP tax reform proposals that White House and Republican tax writers plan to release the week of Sept. 25 will include a specific rate for corporate taxes, Republican leaders said Thursday.
Conservative lawmakers expressed uneasiness Thursday over President Donald Trump's moves toward an agreement to protect undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but their reluctance contrasts with the position of most voters in a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll.
Conservative lawmakers expressed uneasiness Thursday over President Donald Trump's moves toward an agreement to protect undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but their reluctance contrasts with the position of most voters in a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who placed third in a special primary election last month for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, said he's holding off on making an endorsement in the GOP runoff between Sen. Luther Strange and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who placed third in a special primary election last month for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, said he's holding off on making an endorsement in the GOP runoff between Sen. Luther Strange and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
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Tech Brief: 3 House Democrats Call for FCC Investigation of Sputnik

Three Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate whether Sputnik, a news organization established by a Russian state-owned news agency, violated the public interest standard of its broadcast license with its radio show. Reps. Anna Eshoo (Calif.), Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.) and Mike Doyle (Pa.) asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to follow up on a New York Times Magazine report that suggested the organization used U.S. airwaves to broadcast programming aimed at influencing the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Tech Brief: FCC Requests More Information on Sinclair-Tribune Merger

The Federal Communications Commission asked Sinclair Broadcast Group to provide more information on its proposal to acquire Tribune Media Co., a merger currently pending FCC approval. The FCC’s Media Bureau chief wrote a letter to Sinclair asking the telecommunications company to present further information about the size of its current audience, as well as the steps the company plans to take to stay below the ownership cap.

Energy Brief: White House Denies Reports That U.S. Is Rethinking Paris Withdrawal

Three months after President Donald Trump said the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord without more favorable terms, the Trump administration is said to be considering remaining in the agreement. National security adviser H.R. McMaster denied that Trump is reconsidering his decision to pull out of the international accord, while noting that the door remains open for a better deal down the road.

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