News List

  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: Rep. Diane Black’s Federal Land Freedom Act
    Jun 28, 2013

    The Federal Land Freedom Act gives States the power to develop all forms of energy on the federal land located within their borders. It will allow the safe, effective, and robust development of federal resources without bureaucrats in the federal government getting in the way. The resurgence in oil ... More
  • BILL OF THE WEEK: TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 2218, The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
    Jun 13, 2013

    The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2218), would stop EPA's pending coal ash rulemaking, which has lingered since the agency last took comments in late 2011. EPA in 2010 proposed regulating waste ash sent to landfills and impoundments as a hazardous waste, which prompted indust... More
  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 567, The State Health Flexibility Act
    May 22, 2013

    The State Health Flexibility Act (H.R. 567), an RSC Policy Solution led by Rep. Todd Rokita, converts the federal share of the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into a block grant to the states. This bill will result in greater accountability and affordability by giving sta... More
  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R.6075, Protecting America’s Farms
    Jul 25, 2012

    Over the past several years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued burdensome rules and regulations at an alarming rate, hurting farmers and agricultural producers across America who are struggling to keep up with the government’s torrent pace of intrusion. Currently, the agriculture ... More
  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 4965, Preserving Existing Water & Property Rights
    Jul 18, 2012

    The White House Office of Budget and Management is currently reviewing proposed guidance, submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corp), to significantly broaden the scope of federal authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The EPA/Corps' proposal -- "F... More
  • Stop Tax Dollars From Being Used to Entice States to Enact Federal Driving Laws
    Jun 19, 2012

    Recent reports have highlighted efforts by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to mandate states to adopt federal standards to prevent distracted driving practices throughout the nation namely banning cell phone texting and use while driving. DOT Secretary Ray Lahood stated through his office tha... More
  • 15 Bills to Restore the Balance of Power Between Washington, the States and the People
    Feb 6, 2012

    Education: 1. H.R. 2514: The Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act or A-PLUS Act Brief Description: This legislation would allow states to enter into a five-year performance agreement with the U.S. Secretary of Education, allowing states complete autonomy to improve and enhance their educatio... More
  • H. Res. 1587: Task Force Submits Resolution to Restore Federalism in Congress
    Jul 30, 2010

    Federalism Resolution [H.Res. 1587] More
  • Utah Laboratory of Democracy Act
    May 10, 2010

    Utah Laboratory of Democracy Act Legislation to exempt the State of Utah from Federal programs in the areas of education, transportation, and Medicaid so that the State of Utah can undertake innovative methods to manage these government programs using Utah’s portion of Federal revenues for these pro... More
  • The Weekly Top "10"
    Apr 19, 2010

    1) A new Pew Research Center poll shows that nearly 8 in 10 Americans call Washington “too big and too powerful and say it’s interfering too much in state and local matters.” 2) Ross Douthat’s latest NY Times column reports that Great Britain’s Tory Party has released a new election manifesto that ... More