CEI Today: Congress's power of the purse, regulatory dark matter, another EPA takeover, and more

Thursday, December 10, 2015
In the News Today

 

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD - TREY KOVACS

Congress can rein in NLRB by withholding funds

 

Congress has the power of the purse, and should use it to prohibit the NLRB's joint employer standard that threatens small business and job creators. > Read the Washington Examiner commentary


> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU


Blocking the DOL Fiduciary Rule


The DOL’s proposed “fiduciary rule” may be finalized in the next few weeks unless defunded by Congress in spending bills this month. The DOL will cause millions of investors to lose access to low-cost brokerage services and choices of investment strategies for their IRAs and 401(k)s. > View more

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 Interview John Berlau

 

REGULATORY 'DARK MATTER' - WAYNE CREWS

Report: Obama admin winning the new regulations race


While Congress passes just a few dozen bills each year, an unknown number of agencies push through thousands of regulations to create what Crews called "regulatory dark matter." > Read the Examiner story

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

CLEAN AIR ACT - WILLIAM YEATMAN

EPA Imposes 54th Clean Air Act Federal Takeover of a State Program (previous 3 presidents imposed 5 total among them)

 

EPA Region 6 today announced that the agency would take over Texas’s Regional Haze program under the Clean Air Act. Yet, despite tremendous costs to power plants, their utilities, and the counties in which they are located, the Regional Haze rule would in no way impact visibility; the “benefits” are literally invisible. This is the ultimate example of an all pain, no gain regulation. > Read more

 

 

    

 

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