JOBS ACT - JOHN BERLAU
ENERGY POLICY - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Sen. Wyden’s Anti-Keystone Amendment Goes Down in Flames
The Senate just voted down two highway bill amendments on the Keystone XL Pipeline: the Hoeven amendment to permit the pipeline (56-42) and the Wyden amendment prohibiting exports of Keystone crude and petroleum products made from it (34-64). Both amendments required 60 votes for passage. Hoeven’s amendment missed by four votes, Wyden’s by 26.
Bottom line: There is now clear majority support in both the House and Senate for expeditious approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As this blog has argued previously, proposals like Wyden’s to ban exports of U.S. petroleum products would violate U.S. treaty obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
> Interview Marlo Lewis
IRS OVER-REACH - IAIN MURRAY
Spectator.org: New IRS Rule Benefits Only Foreign Dictators
Since when is it the U.S. government's job to report on the financial activities of foreign nationals to their home governments? It is now. The IRS has rolled out a new rule that will force deposit institutions, such as banks and credit unions, to report how much interest nonresident aliens have earned on their U.S.-held accounts to the IRS, who will then report it to their home country governments. > View the full commentary on Spectator.org
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>Interview Iain Murray
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
Saturday, March 31
HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.
HAH can be celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.
Join the HAH Facebook group.
Ten Thousand Commandments
By Wayne Crews
Welcome to The Other National Debt -- The Cost of Regulation
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