E-VERIFY - DAVID BIER
E-Verify Mandate Would Impose New Costs on American Businesses, Workers
If the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform proposal becomes law, one provision alone—that employers use E-Verify to confirm work eligibility—will cost businesses, workers and government $8.5 billion per year, according to an analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. >Read more
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CYBERSECURITY - RYAN RADIA
Myth v. Fact: H.R. 624, The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)
The Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Rogers, defends the House-passed cybersecurity bill, CISPA, on RedState. CEI's Ryan Radia takes issue:
As you explain in your post above, CISPA includes a private right of action that “establishes liability if the government violates restrictions on use, disclosure or retention of information.” Given that users harmed by governmental misuse of information shared under CISPA have no other remedy, why does the bill require injured individuals to prove that the government “intentionally or willfully violate[d]” CISPA? ? > Scroll to read full comment
> Interview Ryan Radia
Hensarling: CFPB Has No Valid Director So Financial Services Committee Cannot Accept Testimony
The House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) fired off a statement about why the committee cannot legally accept testimony from Richard Cordray on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report "until he is validly appointed as the bureau’s director. However, the committee will continue to conduct rigorous oversight of the CFPB."
In fact, CEI is currently involved in litigating a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the powerful, unaccountable CFPB, including how its director is appointed.
> Read the chairman's statement
> Read about the lawsuit
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GLOBAL WARMING LAWSUIT - SAM KAZMAN
Supreme Court Asked to Review EPA “Endangerment” Regs
In a lawsuit challenging over-reaching greenhouse gas regulations, the Competitive Enterprise Institute joined the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a host of lawmakers and several companies in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that upheld EPA. > Read more
> Interview Sam Kazman
CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA
THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL
JUNE 20, 2013
CLIP & Wiley Rein Webinar: The Broadcast Incentive Auction
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is developing service and auction rules to transition broadcast spectrum to mobile use through a novel incentive auction.
> Info & registration
Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship
CEI offers a one-year fellowship for journalists seeking to improve their knowledge of the principles of free markets and limited government.
Submit a proposal for a year-long project that is related to CEI’s issue advocacy work, along with résumé, cover letter, and writing samples. The fellowship begins in October, 2013.