CEI Today: Regulations>laws, Horner talks big chill on Hannity, ending the crude oil export ban, and more

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In the News Today


CEI’s 2014 Unconstitutionality Index: 56 Regulations for Every Law

Congress may have passed “only” 65 Public Laws before Obama left town in December. But one could say federal agencies, whom no one votes for, took up the slack. Agencies issued 3,659 rules and regulations in 2013, as I tally here. That’s 56 rules and regulations for every law.

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> See related: New record: Feds issued 56 regs for every new law, 3,659 in 2013

> Interview Wayne Crews
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Hannity: What's really to blame for the big chill?


Is climate change to blame for the big chill hitting most of the country? A heated debate over the environment. Plus former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani responds to Bill de Blasio's inaugural address. And is America becoming an entitlement nation? > View the interview at :05:00

> Interview Chris Horner
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Globalwarming.org: Sen. Murkowsky Calls for Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban

In a keynote
speech at the Brookings Institution today, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called for an end to the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

U.S. energy trade rules “were written long ago for a now bygone world in which scarcity, not abundance, was the prevailing mindset,” Murkowski noted. Outmoded regulations hamper exports of liquefied natural gas and virtually prohibit exports of crude oil and condensates. This antiquated policy architecture holds back the leading source of new investment, job creation, and competitive advantage in the U.S. economy.
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> Interview Marlo Lewis


USA Today: Extending unemployment benefits would do more harm

Unemployment insurance extensions in the past five years have kept at least 600,000 people out of the labor force, because people tend to ride a gravy train. A year's extension would add $25 billion to the tab, or about $6.25 billion for three months. That money is not in the budget, and none of the options for getting it is pain-free.

So, what can we do that will actually generate economic growth and get people back to work?
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> See also: CEI Podcast: Rethinking Unemployment Insurance

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

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