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Happy 40th to the Staggers Rail Act, Which Deregulated and Saved the U.S. Rail Industry

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulated American freight rail and saved it from looming oblivion.

At the time of passage, the U.S. economy muddled along amid ongoing malaise, and our rail industry teetered due to decades of overly bureaucratic sclerosis.  Many other domestic U.S. industries had disappeared, and our railroads faced the same fate.  But by passing the Staggers Rail Act, Congress restored a deregulatory approach that in the 1980s allowed other U.S. industries to thrive.  No longer would government determine what services railroads could offer, their rates or their routes, instead restoring greater authority to the railroads themselves based upon cost-efficiency.

Today, U.S. rail flourishes even amid the coronavirus pandemic…[more]

October 13, 2020 • 11:09 PM

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CFIF Public Education Effort Urges Congress to Reject Liberal Wish List, Focus on America’s Priorities Print
Tuesday, June 09 2020

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) this week launched a public education effort urging Congress to reject the partisan policy wish list being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of her caucus, as well as others across the country, and to focus on America’s priorities instead.

Specifically, the effort is anchored by a :30 digital ad in Oklahoma, which warns viewers about specific issues in H.R. 6800, the so-called “HEROES Act” recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and acknowledging Congressman Tom Cole for focusing on our nation’s priorities instead.  The ad concludes by asking viewers to call Congressman Cole and ask him to “keep fighting for America’s priorities – and stopping the liberals’ wish list.”

"Priorities"

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom is a constitutional and free-market advocacy organization with more than 300,000 supporters and activists nationwide.

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