CEI Today: IRS power over passports, highway trust fund bail out, biofuel lobby's threatened lawsuit, and more

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
In the News Today

 

IRS POWER OVER PASSPORTS - IAIN MURRAY

 

HighwayRobbery: Bill Gives IRS Power over Passports
 

The highway bill contains a provision that enables the IRS, acting through the Secretary of the Treasury, to ask the Secretary of State to refuse or revoke the passport of a citizen found to be “seriously delinquent” in tax matters. An unscrupulous administration could easily use it to deny passports to its political opponents. > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray
 

HIGHWAY TRUST FUND BAILOUT - MARC SCRIBNER

Highway Trust Fund Bailout & User-Based Funding


We are disappointed that Congress has once again chosen to bail out the Highway Trust Fund with non-user revenues rather than fix the problems that are driving it to insolvency. We do appreciate that Congress appears supportive of returning to user-based transportation funding in the future. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

BIOFUEL LOBBY THREATENS LAWSUIT - MARLO LEWIS

EPA Increases Renewable Fuel Blending Targets: Corporate Welfare Clients Demand More

EPA for the first time has set an overall Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending target below the statutory target. The biofuel lobby threatens to sue. If they win and courts rule EPA may not consider market constraints when setting RFS blending requirements, harsh consequences could ensue for consumers, the economy, and, ironically, biofuel manufacturers themselves. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

 

    

 

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