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.

  • Jan 28, 2014

    Oversight Hearing on Mining in America

    Chairman Brady and members of the Subcommittee, I am Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). 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. I welcome the opportunity to share our views about mining in America.


  • Jun 20, 2013

    2013 Medicare Trustees Report

    Chairman Brady and members of the Subcommittee, I am John Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  My co-author, Laurence Kotlikoff, is a senior fellow at the NCPA.  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 about the recent 2013 Medicare Trustees Report.


  • Jun 19, 2013

    Encouraging Work Through the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

    Chairman Johnson and members of the Subcommittee, I am Pamela Villarreal, a senior fellow at 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. I welcome the opportunity to share my views about the disincentives to work that exist in the current Social Security disability insurance program.


  • Apr 25, 2013

    Examining the Lack of Transparency and Consumer Driven Market Forces in U.S. Health Care

    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements

    Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important topic. I am John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). A nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, the NCPA is dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, and 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.


  • Mar 21, 2013

    America’s Mineral Resources: Creating Mining and Manufacturing Jobs and Securing America

    Thank you Chairman Lamborn and Ranking Member Holt for the opportunity to submit testimony for the record on the state of mineral resources in the U.S.  My name is Sterling Burnett and I am a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. Our goal is to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.