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
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 >Interview an expert
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
CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes