CEI Today: REINS Act veto threat, highway bill, EPA's Clean Power Plan, labor union subsidies, and more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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OBAMA VETO THREAT - WAYNE CREWS

 

The Problem With The White House Threat To Veto The REINS Act

The claims about the regulatory enterprise made by the administration in objecting to this bill need to be set straight. Over 3,000 rules and regulations are issued each year, and what does the administration know about their overall cost-effectiveness? Not much. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Highway Bill Bailout and Spending Schemes Put America’s Roads and Bridges at Risk

 

Senate leaders said Tuesday they would take up a stop-gap three-month extension of a highway bill passed by the House. CEI's Marc Scribner CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner warns against increasing the regressive federal fuel tax or merely shifting the highway cost burden.  > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

REPORT: EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN OVERREACH - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Agency Does Not Merit Chevron Deference to Implement Burdensome Rule

 

The EPA took the unusual step of preemptively seeking Chevron deference from federal courts, even though the Clean Power Plan will not undergo judicial review until after the final rule is published in the Federal Register later this summer. A new report from CEI explains why the agency’s request for judicial deference lacks merit. > Read more 
 

> Interview William Yeatman
 

TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED UNION ACTIVISM - TREY KOVACS

Missouri tax dollars subsidize union activism

 

Taxpayers expect their government to spend tax dollars only on activities that benefit the public. But in Missouri, public employers at nearly every level of government routinely use tax dollars to finance government unions, often including their political activities. > Read the commentary by Sen. Bob Onder & Trey Kovacs

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

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