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Records confirm VA’s use of inaccurate wait time numbers

Documents obtained by Americans for Prosperity Foundation through a series of Freedom of Information Act requests, which are part of an ongoing lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, reveal the VA’s failure to follow the VA MISSION Act and its own regulatory requirements by refusing to refer eligible veterans for community care. The documents…

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Launches an Investigation into the Extension of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Watchdog group issues Freedom of Information Act requests seeking information behind the Biden Administration’s decision to extend the Public Health Emergency for another 90 days. Arlington, Va. – Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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Government-Funded Blacklist Raises Serious Free Speech Concerns

ARLINGTON, VA—Today Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) opened an investigation into reports that the U.S. Department of State is funding efforts to blacklist and ultimately censor conservative views. British nonprofit Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and its U.S. affiliates are pushing for major ad companies to stop working with right-of-center news sites that publish content GDI…

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AFPF’s Statement on the Federal Reserve’s SVB Report

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the Federal Reserve published its review of supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). In response, AFPF Director of Investigations Kevin Schmidt released the following statement: “While we appreciate when the federal government is willing to publicly discuss past failures, here the Federal Reserve is attempting to leverage its own supervisory…

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AFP Foundation-Mississippi Releases New Report Finding Certificate of Need Laws Leave Patients, Veterans, and Rural Communities Underserved

New AFPF-MS report highlights how CoN laws protect health care monopolies JACKSON, MS—Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Mississippi (AFPF-MS) released a new report highlighting the state’s costly Certificate of Need (CoN) laws that act as an unnecessary barrier for health care providers to treat patients across the Magnolia State. The report is the latest in AFPF’s “Permission to Care“ series analyzing CoN’s…

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Freelancing or free speech? California’s AB5 gets speaking professionals coming and going

Threats to free speech can be veiled as restrictions on economic activity. California’s AB5 is the latest example. Many people who don’t prefer traditional office environments have benefited from independent contracting. From freelance photographers to truckers to massage therapists, workers can find freedom in setting their own hours and being their own boss. California took…

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Submits Letter for the Record on Defense Production Act Reauthorization

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled “Mission Critical: Restoring National Security as the Focus of the Defense Production Act Reauthorization.” The hearing was the House’s first on the Defense Production Act (DPA) in over a decade. The DPA will lapse in 2025 unless reauthorized. Committee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer entered a…

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AFPF Ramps Up Challenge to Biden Administration Censorship Regime with New FOIA Requests

ARLINGTON, VA – Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for advocating for a free and open society, announced today the expansion of its investigation into the Biden Administration’s censorship regime. AFPF submitted new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity…

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DHS still won’t reveal its alleged authorities to censor ‘misinformation’

Last week, two officials from the Department of Homeland Security lied, misled, and refused to answer questions about the agency’s alleged authority to censor “misinformation” in a hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability.   Rep. Mike Ezell questioned DHS Assistant Secretary Iranga Kahangama on federal memos obtained by Americans for Prosperity Foundation that argued the…

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