• Citizen Outreach Urges Senate Leaders to Back T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

    Citizen Outreach joined a large coalition of national conservative organizations urging Senate leaders to support the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in order to boost competition, facilitate the expansion of the 5G network, and reduce costs for consumers.

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  • Citizen Outreach Signs Onto Coalition Letter Calling for End to Foreign Sugar Subsidies

    A group of nine national free-market advocacy and education organizations have submitted a coalition letter to Senate Republicans urging that language be added to the Farm Bill that would zero out the current U.S. sugar program in return for foreign competitors zeroing out their sugar industry subsidies.

    The group supports a resolution introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), called Zero for Zero, which is in line with President Trump’s stated long-term trade goal of “No tariffs, no barriers…and no subsidies.”

    The coalition letter notes that the current U.S. sugar program “exists because foreign subsidies have made sugar the world’s most volatile commodity market” and hurts American farmers.

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  • Citizen Outreach joins coalition to repeal FATCA

    (Washington, D.C.) – A coalition of 23 taxpayer protection and grassroots organizations sent a letter today urging Congressional leadership to include repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as part of comprehensive tax reform. Co-authored by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity and the Campaign to Repeal FATCA, the letter highlights the path of destruction that FATCA has carved through the international financial sector.

    Link to Repeal FATCA letter:
    http://freedomandprosperity.org/files/2017-FATCA_repeal_coalition_ltr.pdf

    The letter makes 5 key points:

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  • PROMESA Promises Made, Not Being Kept by Puerto Rico

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    MARCH 20, 2017

    (Las Vegas, NV) – Today Citizen Outreach submitted a letter to Congressman Mark Meadows and members of the House Freedom Caucus expressing concern over failures by Puerto Rico’s government to live up to requirements outlined in the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).

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  • Group wants Las Vegas council to put trash contract up for bid

    (Nicole Raz | Las Vegas Review-Journal) – A citizens group launched a petition Wednesday urging the Las Vegas City Council to put its waste-hauling contract out for public bid.

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada is currently the only waste-management company allowed to handle residential trash in the city of Las Vegas — and has been since at least 1985. Four years before the company’s current exclusive franchise agreement is set to expire, Republic is negotiating with the city for an additional 12-year contract extension.

    “If they are going to issue another monopoly franchise, it should at least be put out for an RFP (Request for Proposal),” said Chuck Muth, president of Citizen Outreach, a grassroots advocacy organization focused on limited government public policy issues.

    “Ideally, they would open up the market completely,” he said. “The odds of that happening, we know, it’s a longshot. That’s why we at least want to force Republic to bid on it like everybody else.”

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