Economy

Statement on Confirmation of Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez in response to the U.S. Senate confirming Gov. Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy: “As the former governor of the state of Texas, Governor Perry created 2.2 million new jobs while enacting energy policies that helped the state’s economy prosper […]

Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s joint address to Congress: “We are encouraged by the president’s overall message about vital challenges faced by our nation and the need to address them.  HLF supports promoting more economic growth by lowering taxes for working-class families, cutting […]

Clean Power Plan: Nevada is an Example of its Terrible Consequences

Attorney General Adam Laxalt Can Take an Important Step to Protect Families

There are many great situations to emulate the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, that approach, when it comes to regulating carbon emissions, might come at a substantial cost to Nevada’s power grid and its people. Early on in President Obama’s administration, he […]

Independent Study Confirms Bad Effects from the so-called “Clean Power Plan”

Families Will be Hit Hard by Rising Energy Prices

President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which is currently undergoing a public comment period, is being justifiably criticized as a prohibitively expensive and ineffective way to reduce carbon emissions in the United States. The plan will result in the closing of many power plants, leaving working families to pay for energy sources that are costlier […]

HLF Responds to Disappointing Federal Appeals Court Decision in Apple v. Samsung

End Result is Likely to be Higher Prices and Less Innovation

We are extremely disappointed when we learned yesterday that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a petition for a rehearing en banc regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with design patents. The Hispanic community has a vested interest in this case and we have spoken to these concerns numerous […]

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” […]

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 […]