Easton Randall

Let’s open the market for contact lenses in the manner Congress intended

Contact lenses are a staple in the daily lives of more than 40 million Americans, which makes it crucial that consumers have easy access to them. That's what's at stake …

Congress needs to protect the Secret Service from budgetary crisis

The U.S. Secret Service is facing a major budgetary issue. Running low on funds, the agency is about to hit congressionally mandated caps on salary and overtime allowances. Unless Congress …

New DOJ asset-forfeiture rules trample basic rights

In a speech Monday to the National District Attorneys Association annual conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the U.S. Justice Department plans to ramp up the use of …

Letter to Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee: Thank you for working to expand public access to CRS reports

Dear Chairman Yoder and Ranking Member Ryan, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we sincerely thank you and the Legislative Branch Subcommittee for including language in report accompanying the …

PACE Act would prosecute teen sexting as kiddie porn

Crimes against children, particularly those that involve sexual exploitation, are beyond the pale. But while society needs to make sure it protects children from sexual abuse, recent legislation …

A ‘third status’ for the gig economy

The rise of the so-called “gig economy” — loosely defined as a market of freelance, self-employed and contract workers, often with low-to-median skill levels, who make a living …

Licensed out of a job

This month and next, millions of graduating high school and college seniors will head out into the world to make their marks. As “Pomp and Circumstance” plays at …

Applying a BAT to reinsurance would be a big swing and a miss by Congress

As we all saw in recent media coverage of President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, many observers treat the first 100 days of a new presidential administration …

Dodd-Frank reform must include repealing the Durbin amendment

Many of us know what a "seven-year itch" is. Between the famous Marilyn Monroe movie of the 1950s and the legendary Roseanne Cash song of the 1980s, it …

Congress’ ‘cotton fix’ just another corporate welfare handout

Spring is a special time in Washington, filled with many wonderful traditions. Between the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the White House Easter Egg Roll and the Washington …

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