Government & Regulation

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   Title II refers to outdated, onerous rules that were originally designed to address the now […]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 […]

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 […]

HLF Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues

Hispanic Leadership Fund on Forefront of First Amendment Victory

Appeals Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Van Hollen v. FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today an appeals court issued a unanimous ruling overturning a lower court in the Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission case, in which the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed a motion to intervene.  HLF released the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez regarding the decision: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund is pleased with this […]

We Must Move to Repeal and Replace President Obama’s Unaffordable and Unpopular Health Care Law

Patients and Families Must Come First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund released the following statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling: “The facts are that on every count, President Obama’s healthcare law has failed all Americans, including working Hispanic families that continue to bear the brunt of his economic policies.  Insurance premiums have gone […]

Federal Court Set to Take Up Landmark Election Law Case

Federal Court Set to Take Up Landmark Election Law Case HLF Defends First Amendment Freedoms in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision permitting the Hispanic Leadership Fund to intervene as a defendant in U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-MD) lawsuit against the […]