Feature: The Republican Party platform now includes positions on Internet freedom long held by CEI and other free-market organizations.
FEATURE: CEI's Tech Policy Work Educates and Influences
As the Republican Party finalized their platform for week's convention, several news articles took note of a new Republican dedication to protecting Internet freedom. In the articles below, CEI and other free market organizations were credited with succesfully raising awareness about policies and legislation that threaten to harm innovation, competition, and free speech on the web.
Major forthcoming rules from a variety of agencies have been delayed until after the November elections, possibly for political reasons. Among them are FDA food safety regulations with a $1.4 billion annual price tag. Senior Fellow Greg Conko argues that these rules should be scrapped altogether for two reasons: they will do little to improve food safety, and they will give large food corporations an unfair competitive advantage over smaller producers.