CEI Today: Transportation bill, Freddie Mac's loss, Antarctica gaining, and more

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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Freddie Mac’s Loss Shows Need to Protect Taxpayers from GSE Raids


The release of Freddie Mac’s new quarterly report shows a sudden Q3 loss – “it’s déjà vu all over again.” After seemingly smooth sailing under which Freddie and its sister Fannie Mae turned profits over the last couple years, this net loss of $475 million raises the specter of yet another government bailout. > Read more




The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act


Unlike the Senate bill, which relies on imaginary pay-fors to support obscene spending increases, the House bill maintains less irresponsible baseline funding adjusted year-to-year for inflation. > Read more

The highway funding bill also reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank, an institution that has become a big source of corporate welfare. >Signs of Life for Ex-Im?


Yet another amendment to the highway bill would lift the ban on oil exports and siphon off some of that tax revenue to help pay for highway authorizations. >House Moves To Lift Oil Export Ban


> Interview an expert



Antarctica: Still No Time to Sell the Beach House?


With the COP 21 climate treaty conference in Paris only weeks away, federal agencies are trying harder than ever to spook the public about the so-called climate crisis.

This can be tricky when an agency-funded study indicates the state of the climate is better, rather than worse, than they thought. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis



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