CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank revival, Cybersecurity Information Sharing, Terms of Credit Act, and more

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Latest Ex-Im Revival Tactic: The Discharge Petition

The House used a rare parliamentary procedure Monday to force a floor vote Tuesday that would revive the Ex-Im Bank. For most of its history, the Export-Import Bank has directed most of its benefits to a handful of large, politically connected firms. In other words, its main function is to dispense corporate welfare. With more $37 billion in business in 2013 and a total portfolio near its statutory limit of $140 billion, Ex-Im is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. 
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> Interview Ryan Young



As Senate Cybersecurity Vote Nears, CISA Remains Seriously Flawed

This week, the U.S. Senate will vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. CISA suffers from a serious flaw that Senate lawmakers have repeatedly ignored: the bill doesn’t put agencies on the hook if they misuse information shared with them in the name of cybersecurity> Read more 



Regulatory Freeze Needs to Be Part of the Deal

Representative Bill Flores’s Terms of Credit Act, which sought to pair the debt limit increase with significant spending cuts and deregulatory measures, failed to win enough support to advance in the House last Friday. That is a shame, as one of its provisions aggressively tackled the regulatory burden holding back the American economy. That provision calls for a complete freeze on significant regulatory activity until 2017. > Read the NRO commentary 

> Interview Iain Murray



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