CEI Today: Congress votes on energy, water, Big Labor, chemical safety

Thursday, April 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

HOUSE VOTES ON ENERGY & WATER - MYRON EBELL 
 

How to Improve the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

 

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2016 passed by the House Appropriations Committee spends too much, but does move some funding from very bad programs to somewhat less bad programs. 
 
The best thing in the bill is the set of riders that prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed Waters of the United States rule. That rule if implemented would expand federal jurisdiction far beyond what was intended by Congress in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and far beyond the current definition or any reasonable definition of the navigable waters of the United States. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell

 

HOUSE VOTES ON LABOR UNION 'OFFICIAL TIME' - TREY KOVACS

 

House vote today on restricting taxpayer give-away to labor unions
 
Should government employees be allowed to conduct labor union work on the taxpayer dime? The House is set to vote today on a plan to prohibit use of funds to pay a Federal Employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time under U.S. Code. "Spending public funds for the exclusive benefit of a labor union should be illegal," said Trey Kovacs, CEI labor policy expert. "Curbing that practice is an important first step towards making government more accountable to taxpayers on so-called union 'official time'".
 
 

TOXIC CHEMICALS? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

National Review: How Does the Government Decide What Is — and What Is Not — ‘Toxic’?
 

This week, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up legislation to reform the nation’s law on chemicals — the Toxic Substances Control Act. CEI's Angela Logomasini and Henry I. Miller warn that bad, ill-considered regulations could make food and consumer products less safe. > Read the National Review commentary



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

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. 

 






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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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