Competitive Enterprise Institute | 1899 L ST NW Floor 12, Washington, DC 20036 | Phone: 202-331-1010 | Fax: 202-331-0640
On behalf of the millions of citizens represented by the undersigned groups, we write in strong opposition to H.R. 6477, the so-called "Taxpayer Protection Act." Introduced by Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ), this egregiously misnamed piece of legislation could result in enormous taxpayer bailouts for ill-conceived state-based insurance schemes. Far from protecting them, this bill could potentially burden taxpayers with billions of dollars in liabilities by creating a massive federal government-run reinsurance plan and establishing a loan program to facilitate state bailouts.