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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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TSCA Reform Debate Is Not about Public Safety

Congress is poised to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), but CEI chemical policy expert Angela Logomasini warns against changes that will needlessly and wastefully over-regulate low-risk chemicals.


Unfortunately, the TSCA bill on the table will eliminate the requirement that the agency apply the least-burdensome approach when regulating chemicals. > Read more 



E&E News: McConnell, McCarthy to face off in budget hearing


U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will come face to face this week with one of the most powerful political opponents of her agency's Clean Power Plan when she visits Capitol Hill to make her case for fiscal 2016 funding.
The administrator will testify Wednesday afternoon before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.  > Read the E&E report

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The Daily Dot: Libertarian groups say 'hell no' to Mitch McConnell's Patriot Act renewal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants to renew the USA Patriot Act, the controversial law giving the government sweeping surveillance powers, without any reforms, but libertarian groups are putting him on notice.
A coalition of these groups, including the conservative heavyweights FreedomWorks, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and TechFreedom, sent a letter on Monday to McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid arguing against a "clean" renewal of the Patriot Act. > Read The Daily Dot report




Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 



Bloomberg Boston 1pm & 7pm ET
Bloomberg San Francisco at 10am & 4pm PT






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court


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