CEI Today: Suing the IRS, EPA abuse of power, E-Verify reform

SUING THE IRS - MICHAEL CARVIN & SAM KAZMAN

Forbes: As Obamacare Draws Near, Lawsuits Against IRS May Exempt Millions


In more than half the country, the implementation of ObamaCare has been premised on a patently illegal regulation—a lawless “quick fix” designed by the Administration to circumvent the fact that roughly two-thirds of the states have effectively chosen to “opt out” of the Affordable Care Act’s intrusive mandates.  A new lawsuit, recently filed by us in federal district court in D.C., will expose that flaw in ObamaCare’s very foundation, vindicating the right of these “refusenik” states to shield their citizens from an overreaching federal government. > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman

EPA ABUSE OF POWER

Globalwarming.org: EPA Demonstrates IRS-like Bias on FOIA Requests


Executive branch overreach involving deliberate attempts to silence critics of the administration has become a pressing issue. Several revelations have come to light this week threatening to further cloud the Obama Administration’s claim of being “the most transparent administration in history.”  With the IRS facing allegations of deliberately targeting conservative groups, and the Department of Justice facing intense scrutiny for secretly monitoring the Associate Press, the executive branch is finding itself under siege from an onslaught of scandals. Now, something new can be added to the pile. According to CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner, EPA has, in a sign of political bias, denied FOIA Fee Request Waivers requested by conservative groups. > Read more

See also:

Rep. Whitfield Discusses CEI’s Battle With EPA on House Floor

WSJ: From the IRS to the EPA?

Washington Examiner: EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups

Daily Caller: GOP congressman chastises EPA on conservative FOIA requests

 

E-VERIFY - DAVID BIER

Diverse Coalition Supports E-Verify Reform

 

This week, an ideologically diverse coalition of 44 organizations led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Small Business Association, American Civil Liberties Union, and Service Employees International Union called on the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of a bipartisan amendment proposed by Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to the E-Verify portion of the Senate immigration bill (S.744) that would require the government to meet a specific accuracy standard for the system. > Read more

> Interview David Bier


COMING SOON!

Ten Thousand Commandments:
An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The most recent Small Business Administration (SBA) evaluation of the overall U.S. federal regulatory enterprise estimated annual regulatory compliance costs of $1.752 trillion in 2008. Earlier SBA reports pegged costs at $1.1 trillion in 2005 and at $843 billion in 2001.

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JUNE 20, 2013

 


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