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Threats to Consumers and Small Businesses Continue in Latest Round of Apple v. Samsung

HLF Files Another Amicus Briefing Warning of Effect on Prices, Innovation, and Small Businesses

On July 1st, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with smartphone design and supposed patent infringement. If the monetary damages the lower court awarded are upheld, consumers and small businesses will bear an unfair and unnecessary […]

Obama Administration to Implement Devastating Energy Regulation

New Study Shows EPA Rule will Result in Increased Poverty and Job Losses

A year ago the Environmental Protection Agency released what it calls its “Clean Power Plan,” and has announced intentions to finalize its proposal in the next few months, which is supposed to cut pollution and improve health and environmental conditions. However, the EPA’s own climate model emulator shows that the results of the plan’s implementation […]

The Economic Benefits of Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

The U.S. Stands to Gain from Job Creation, Rise in GDP, and Lower Fuel Prices

A paper released a few days ago by the American Council for Capital Formation lays out the significant economic benefits the United States could reap should Congress and the Administration allow crude oil to be exported to other countries, which is currently banned by law. “The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban” […]

Why the Design Patent Process Needs Reform

Intellectual Property Leader Makes Welcome Recommendations

HLF has been a vocal advocate for design patent reform, through our amicus brief filing in the Apple v. Samsung litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals as well as our latest opinion piece on the topic in Roll Call. As Congress continues to examine patent reform and the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accepts […]

Nevada Legislature Can Protect Families from Higher Electricity Rates

Affordable, reliable electricity is so intricately linked with our daily lives it is too often taken for granted as something that is our right rather than the luxury it is. Alarmingly, the Environmental Protection Agency, in an effort to appease special interest groups, is playing political games with our national energy supply that could result […]

Florida Legislation Will Halt EPA Overreach and Increased Energy Costs

Much has been made recently about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest regulatory push in what it calls its “Clean Power Plan.”  But a critical point that is often missed in debates is how these types of heavy-handed regulations impact underserved communities–like American Hispanics. With the Clean Power Plan, the Big Government bureaucracy in Washington threatens […]

FACT SHEET: The Sad Truth About Puerto Rico

  GOV. GARCIA PADILLA’S RECORD SHOWS FISCAL AND ECONOMIC FAILURE Sustained Economic Decline, Pension Shortfalls, Job Losses & Brain Drain GDP shrank by almost 2% in 2014 63 plants closed in 2014 Lowest labor force participation rate in the Western Hemisphere at 41% 14% unemployment rate The Economist predicts that Puerto Rico will be the […]

HLF Launches Ad Campaign Focused on Puerto Rican Economic Crisis

Failed Policies of Governor Alejandro García Padilla Have Led to Massive Job Losses and Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hispanic Leadership Fund is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all. “Puerto Rico can no longer afford the policies of Governor García Padilla,” said Mario H. López, President of HLF. “With 14 percent unemployment, a […]