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.

  • 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.


  • Oct 02, 2012

    Comment on a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

    NCPA fully supports of an end to the Renewable Fuel Standard. However, at the present, we urge the Agency to waive the RFS during the present severe drought in order to prevent food prices from rising to historic highs and to avoid worsening problems from food shortages in the developing world.


  • Jul 25, 2012

    What to Do about Drug Shortages

    Short Supply Prescription Drugs: Shining a Light on the Gray Market

    Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am Devon Herrick, 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 appreciate the opportunity to submit this written statement for the record.

    American hospitals and physicians are facing an unprecedented shortage of commonly used drugs. President Obama announced his support for legislation to address this problem by requiring drug makers to notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of possible shortages six months in advance.

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  • Jul 10, 2012

    The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Job Creators and the Economy

    Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, 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.