Testimonies, Speeches and Comments
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.
May 01, 2004
Energy is and will remain an important factor in the U.S.'s economic growth. While for much the 20th Century, America has enjoyed excess energy capacity in the transportation and utility sectors, this is no longer the case.
Apr 28, 2004
H.B. 245 and Specifically Why Efforts to Further Regulate Private Firearm Transactions at Gun Shows are Misguided as a Policy for Crime Reduction
Chairman Martini, Vice-Chairman Alex Heaton and honorable members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify concerning the merits of H.B. 245 today.
Mar 24, 2004
Testimony before the House Select Committee on State Health Care Expenditures, Subcommittee: Interim Charge 5 (ERS-TRS)
Madam Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you about ways to slow the rising cost of health care and increase choice among enrollees.
Feb 12, 2004
Twenty years ago the House Ways and Means Committee voted on whether to cap the deduction of fringe benefits by employers. That vote fell two votes short of establishing a limit that would have focused tax relief on those needs that were deemed most important for the dollars assigned.
Feb 04, 2004
The current tax law has a bias against saving and investment. That bias retards capital formation and reduces productivity, employment and wages. In general, income that is spent on consumption is taxed once, but income that is saved is taxed as many as four times.