CEI Today: TSA body scanners, White House hot air, 1984, and a fix for over-regulation

Monday, June 23, 2014
In the News Today


CEI Appeals White House Science Office Refusal to Reexamine Polar Vortex Video
Last week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed an appeal under the federal Data Quality Act in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s refusal to reconsider a video that tied the cold winter to global warming. “OSTP’s attempt to exempt its own video on the grounds that the statement by the Director is his ‘personal opinion’ is laughable,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. > Read more


CEI.org: One Year Later: TSA Still Flouting the Law on Body Scanners


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses more than 700 full-body imaging scanners in 160 airports nationwide. In addition to the empirical evidence that shows they don’t actually make us safer and the questions on the intrusion of traveler privacy, the TSA is violating the federal Administrative Procedure Act. This Tuesday, June 24, marks the one-year anniversary of the public comment deadline on body scanners and the TSA is still failing to comply with federal law and a federal court’s order. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner


Forbes: The Cure For Regulation Destabilization


From regulating mints and food labeling, to systemic risk in banking and finance and, probably soon, insurance and cybersecurity, no aspect of American life remains untouched by bureaucrats and presidential decree.

That’s why wrestling down federal spending and taxation won’t suffice anymore. Regulations are equally as punitive. We can fix this. A bipartisan, annual Regulatory Reduction Commission could weed out costly or extraneous rules. Congress could vote the commission’s findings up or down, without amendments. And we could require that for every new regulation another must be eliminated.
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CEI President Lawson Bader


1984 was an enlightening year

1984 - 2014


CEI celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Founder and Chairman Fred Smith talks about CEI's past and future successes. > Listen to the podcast


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Norwegian Air: Fighting Congress for Customers and Affordable Transatlantic Travel


An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State