CEI Today: The Pope & global warming, Internet sales tax, Trade, Ex-Im Bank, and more

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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THE POPE & GLOBAL WARMING - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Forbes: The Pope, Poverty, And Global Warming

The world waits in anticipation as Pope Francis and his advisers finalize an official Vatican statement on climate change and the environment – expected out this week. The Pope is reportedly worried about how climate change might impact the poor, and he is quite right to be concerned. > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.

 

INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN

 

Latest Internet sales tax bill gives states unprecedented taxing power
 

This week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is introducing yet another Internet sales tax bill. Critics of the current system - which requires that a seller have a physical presence, or “nexus,” in the buyer’s state to become subject to the latter state’s sales tax - often call this a tax loophole. In truth, it keeps taxing authorities accountable to those they tax. The seller, not the buyer, is the taxpayer in this online transaction. > Read The Hill commentary
 

> Interview Jessica Melugin
 

AIR TRAVEL PASSENGER CHARGES - MARC SCRIBNER

The Hill: The conservative case for a modernized Passenger Facility Charge

The battle for free market airport reforms has just begun. Congress should do the right thing and raise the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge. > Read The Hill commentary

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

House TPA Rejection Protects the Past at the Expense of the Future
 

The House is poised to vote - again - on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Unfortunately, there has been some misinformed criticism, in Congress and elsewhere, of so-called “fast track” legislation. > Read more

> View a recent press conference about the TPA vote


> Interview Fran Smith
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

 

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 1: It's Pro-Business, Not Pro-Market
 

The upcoming Ex-Im reauthorization vote provides the perfect litmus test for which members of Congress are pro-business, and which are pro-market.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young
 

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