CEI Today: Report on regulatory burden, the Obama Labor Dept nominee, Internet gambling, and more

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Federal Regulations Take $1.8 Trillion Bite Out of US Economy

Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released its annual Ten Thousand Commandments report on the size and scope of federal regulations by CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. According to the report, federal regulations took a $1.863 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2013. > View the report

Obama's record-setting expansion of federal regulations

Inside the Beltway: Federal regs — they cost $1.9 trillion


New Report: How the Obama Admin. Has Far Surpassed George W. Bush in Pushing Costly New Regulations Without Congressional Approval


Regulator Without Peer - By at least one measure, Obama surpasses all of his predecessors.

> Interview Wayne Crews


> Follow Wayne Crews on Twitter




CEI Labor Scorecard: Senate Vote on Confirmation of David Weil for Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) will score this week's Senate vote(s) regarding the confirmation of David Weil to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. Instead of focusing on results for employees, Professor Weil embraces: litigiously strong arming job-creating businesses; shaking down whole industry trees; increasing government spending on the Wage and Hour Division’s attacks on businesses;The Labor and Employment Policy Scorecard can be found at CEI’s labor policy project: WorkplaceChoice.org.

> Interview Aloysius Hogan


Openmarket.org: Republican Internet Gambling Ban Undermines States’ and Individual Rights

Despite rhetoric that we need to “restore” the Federal Wire Act in order to protect states’ rights, Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would do the exact opposite. The bills would rewrite a U.S. federal law instituted in 1961, creating a de facto ban on Internet gambling, prohibiting states from legalizing and regulating the activity—something three states have already done with others in the process. > Read more


> Related: Libertarian groups slam online gambling ban

> Interview Michelle Minton





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