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Jun172014

CEI Today: Cantor & the Ex-Im Bank, Wednesday votes on Keystone, FERC, and citizen lawsuits 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In the News Today

 

CANTOR & THE EX-IM BANK - JOHN BERLAU

Cantor’s Loss a Warning Shot to Supporters of Ex-Im Bank and Johnson-Crapo

 

The Export-Import Bank – a government backstop for foreign businesses buying goods from large U.S. corporations -- does seem to fit the “cronyism” charges of [Eric] Cantor’s victorious opponent Dave Brat.  And though not an issue in the Brat-Cantor race, the Senate Banking Committee’s GSE “reform” legislation known as Johnson-Crapo would fit that bill as well. > Read more


> See also: Laughing All the Way to the Export-Import Bank


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WEDNESDAY VOTES ON KEYSTONE XL & MORE

Globalwarming.org: keystone XL: What are the core issues?

In light of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service scandals, many Republican congressmen have come out against the practice known as union official time, which releases federal employees from their regularly assigned duties to conduct union business. > Read more
 
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CITIZEN LAWSUITS  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Deadline Citizen Suits: An Idea Whose Time Has Expired


Congress included two legislative innovations in the Clean Air Act of 1970–(1) deadlines and (2) citizen suits to enforce these deadlines–in order to achieve two ends: (1) limiting regulatory capture and (2) expanding participation in the regulatory process. However...these statutory means...have engendered the very problems they were originally intended to mitigate. EPA’s regulatory initiative has been captured by environmental special interests. > Read more


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