Testimonies and Speeches

The NCPA has a highly effective office in Washington, D.C. that sponsors Capitol Hill briefings, conferences and testimony by NCPA experts before congressional committees. The NCPA serves as a source of "outside the Beltway" thinking for Capitol Hill deliberations.

  • Jul 29, 2014

    Testimony to the House Committee on Ways and Means

    Subcommittee on Social Security

    Chairman Johnson and Other Distinguished Members of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security,

    It is an honor to testify to you today about Social Security. I view Social Security as a fantastic, yet catastrophic success. The system has been a lifeline for generations of Americans who would otherwise have spent their retirements in abject poverty. And it has provided essential disability insurance, survivor insurance, divorce insurance, spousal dependency, child dependency, and parent dependency insurance.

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  • Jun 18, 2014

    Risky Business – But For Whom?

    Taxpayers Deserve To Know Their Exposure To Shortfalls In Obamacare’s So-Called Private Health-Insurance Exchanges

    Chairman Jordan and Members of the Committee, I am John R. Graham, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. I welcome the opportunity to share my views and look forward to your questions.

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  • Mar 12, 2014

    Most of the Benefits of a Minimum Wage Increase Would Not Go to Poor Households

    Chairman Harkin and members of the Committee, I am David R. Henderson, Research Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). The NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. I welcome the opportunity to share my views and research findings on proposals to raise the minimum wage.


  • Feb 26, 2014

    Popular Medicare Drug Plans are Under Assault

    Chairman Pitts and members of the committee, I am Devon Herrick, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. We welcome the opportunity to share our views and research findings on the current state of Medicare drug plans.


  • Feb 05, 2014

    Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans: An Idea whose Purpose has Come and Gone

    NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick's testimony on the Affordable Care Act's Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements and the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs.