CEI Today: Keystone, Davis-Bacon price fixing, Congress's resolutions of disapproval, and more

Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Who's Playing Politics on the Keystone XL Pipeline?


The president wants an expeditious decision on KXL—whom does Earnest think he’s kidding? The State Department has been reviewing the project since September 2008—more than five times longer than the average review of cross-border infrastructure projects. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis



Don't Spare the ROD: An Inventory of Resolutions of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act


How many realize that major agency regulations lie fallow for 60 days, to allow Congress an opportunity to reject it, via an expedited “Resolution of Disapproval” set up by the 104th Congress’s Congressional Accountability Act.By my reckoning, there have been (only) 96 resolutions of disapproval issued, give or take. I’ve compiled a complete inventory of them. > Read more 


> Interview Wayne Crews




Republicans Should Support Rep. King's Amendment to Prohibit Davis-Bacon Requirements


The House of Representatives is voting on the Highway Trust Fund this week. Numerous amendments have been added to the bill. One that should garner support from fiscal conservatives is Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) amendment that makes sure tax dollars spent on federal construction are used efficiently by repealing Davis-Bacon Act price-fixing requirements for projects funded by the bill. > Read more



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