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Real Tax Reform Can Help Grow Jobs Here at Home

Dealing with the Corporate "Inversion" Controversy

An issue that has created significant waves this past summer is the massive expansions of companies seeking refuge from the U.S. corporate tax code by reincorporating overseas (commonly referred to as “inversion”).  There appears to be consensus among both Republicans and Democrats that this systemic problem with the tax code that requires comprehensive reform.  However, […]

Why Apply Ancient Rules to the Internet?

Title II Reclassification Will Stifle Innovation and Hurt Consumers

Soon, the public will know the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet proceedings.  Among the issues being deliberated is a potential decision to reclassify broadband internet as a common-carrier, i.e. a utility-like service under “Title II” regulations.   Title II refers to outdated, onerous rules that were originally designed to address the now […]

HLF Amicus Brief in Apple v. Samsung

Awarding excessive damages stands to hurt consumers

Recently, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the Northern California Federal Court of Appeals on the matter of $930 million in financial damages awarded to Apple for a smartphone design infringement case it brought against Samsung. If upheld, the ruling could reduce consumer choice in the marketplace, increase costs, and limit functionality […]

Will President Obama’s State of the Union Address Jumpstart to Corporate Tax Reform?

One of the more encouraging moments in President Obama’s State of the Union address was his call for corporate tax reform. The last time the U.S. updated its tax code was in 1986. The tax structure in the United States is quite complex and puts companies in the U.S. at a significant global disadvantage. The […]

Rally for Puerto Rico on Capitol Hill

Advocacy groups promoting statehood for Puerto Rico held a rally this week outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to call for Congress to take action on results from the island’s November 2012 status plebiscite. The “Puerto Rican Journey for Equality” rally included hundreds of members of the Puerto Rico Statehood Council, Statehood Mission, Puerto […]

HLF Launches $200,000 Ad Campaign Urging Pete Gallego to Stop Obamacare

Average Family of Four Will See Healthcare costs increase by $6,777

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) launched a $200,000 television advertisement campaign urging constituents of U.S. Representative Pete Gallego (D-TX) to call his office and demand the repeal of Obamacare.  The campaign is the first of its kind to highlight the failure of President Barack Obama’s health care law to a Spanish-speaking audience. A […]

HLF Launches Alliance for Innovation and Development

Encouraging "innovation, economic growth, and opportunity for all"

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund announced the launch of the Alliance for Innovation and Development (A4ID), a coalition project that focuses on the promotion of new and innovative solutions to meeting the challenge of sustainable, long-term economic growth and development. The Alliance will highlight policy ideas from a variety of sources that focus […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Latinos and Adoption of Technology

As I wrote recently, Hispanics are greatly influencing every aspect of American politics, culture, and economics. A great example is the increasing role of Hispanics in one of the most influential mediums in American culture—the Internet.  Broadband access—a crucial service that helps fuel American innovation, job creation, and educational opportunities—is allowing Hispanics to influence American […]