Join the Congressional Antitrust Caucus

We would like to invite you to join the newly formed Congressional Antitrust Caucus. This Caucus will serve as a group of Members dedicated to issues related to the restoration of open and competitive markets and educating Members and staff on this subject.
Over the last two decades, we have seen increasing industry consolidation across our economy. For example, to the detriment of the American people, economic concentration is on the rise in agriculture, telecommunications, and even eyeglasses. Lower wages, increased
inequality, and higher prices are just some of the negative effects of this reduction in competition.

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Letter Sign On Request – Deadline Today – Preserve the Open Internet – Ask the FCC to delay Net Neutrality Repeal

Please join Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle in sending the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai. The letter requests that the Chairman delay consideration of the “Restoring Internet
Freedom” item and remove it from the FCC’s December Open Meeting Agenda. The “Restoring Internet Freedom” item would repeal the FCC’s Open Internet Order and end Net Neutrality. 

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Letter Sign On Request – Preserve the Open Internet – Ask the FCC to delay Net Neutrality Repeal

Please join Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle in sending the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai. The letter requests that the Chairman delay consideration of the “Restoring Internet
Freedom” item and remove it from the FCC’s December Open Meeting Agenda. The “Restoring Internet Freedom” item would repeal the FCC’s Open Internet Order and end Net Neutrality. 

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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Join Representatives Norman, Fleischmann, Black, Raskin, and McMorris Rodgers in Supporting American Newsprint Producers

Please join Representatives Fleischmann, Black, Raskin, McMorris Rodgers, and Norman in signing a letter to Secretary Ross of the Department of Commerce and Ambassador Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative. Currently, the Department
of Commerce is considering two petitions seeking antidumping and countervailing duties against Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper. Uncoated groundwood paper is used in the production of newspapers and other print publishing processes. These petitions
were filed on behalf of one US company, but have the potential to impact a wide range of businesses across the nation. From newspapers to media production companies, the potential economic impact of government intervention in free markets could be devastating.

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Letter Sign On Request – Preserve the Open Internet – Ask the FCC to delay Net Neutrality Repeal

Please join Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle in sending the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai. The letter requests that the Chairman delay consideration of the “Restoring Internet
Freedom” item and remove it from the FCC’s December Open Meeting Agenda. The “Restoring Internet Freedom” item would repeal the FCC’s Open Internet Order and end Net Neutrality. 

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Letter Sign On Request – Preserve the Open Internet – Ask the FCC to delay Net Neutrality Repeal

Please join Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle in sending the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai. The letter requests that the Chairman delay consideration of the “Restoring Internet
Freedom” item and remove it from the FCC’s December Open Meeting Agenda. The “Restoring Internet Freedom” item would repeal the FCC’s Open Internet Order and end Net Neutrality. 

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Letter Sign On Request – Preserve the Open Internet – Ask the FCC to delay Net Neutrality Repeal

Please join Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle in sending the following letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai. The letter requests that the Chairman delay consideration of the “Restoring Internet
Freedom” item and remove it from the FCC’s December Open Meeting Agenda. The “Restoring Internet Freedom” item would repeal the FCC’s Open Internet Order and end Net Neutrality. 

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One hour left to sign on! Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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