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Thursday
Feb042016

CEI Today: Operation Choke Point, air traffic control, a major labor reform vote, and more 

Thursday, February 4, 2016
In the News Today

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

​House Leads Effort to End Operation Choke Point Abuse


The Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point, which targets politically-disfavored payment processors, payday lenders, gun shop owners, and other companies, is a major abuse of executive authority and of otherwise legal businesses.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL REFORM - MARC SCRIBNER


Air Traffic Control Modernization Advances in House Committee


The current air traffic control model is a relic of the 1960s and should be dismantled and replaced, as most of the industrialized world has done over the past 25 years.  > Read more

MAJOR LABOR REFORM - IVAN OSORIO

West Virginia Set to Enact Major Labor Reform with Prevailing Wage Repeal


Prevailing wage laws tilt the contracting playing field in favor of unions, at the expense of nonunion workers and taxpayers. > Read more

> Interview Ivan Osorio

OBSOLETE REGULATIONS - RYAN YOUNG

How to Get Rid of Obsolete Regulations


Regulations should be subject to cost analysis after coming into effect, not just before. The House this week is considering H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act, an important regulatory reform for getting rid of old or obsolete rules. > Read more 


> Interview Ryan Young

 

    

 

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Thursday
Feb042016

Charlie Bass Endorses Chris Sununu for Governor 

 

 

EXETER, NH - Charlie Bass, former long-time Congressman representing New Hampshire's Second District, endorsed Chris Sununu for Governor today. This latest endorsement was another strong indicator of the early support that Sununu is receiving in his 2016 bid for the corner office.
 
Former Congressman Charlie Bass (1995 -2007, 2011-2013) said:
 
"I am pleased to endorse Chris Sununu for Governor.  Like myself, Chris loves New Hampshire and is passionate about our traditions of frugality, local control, and being able to live our lives with as much freedom from government as possible. No one will work harder than Chris to restore our New Hampshire Advantage of low taxes and less regulation so individuals and businesses can prosper. We don't need new taxes, we need a new Governor, and Chris Sununu is best qualified to be that Governor."
 
Chris Sununu offered the following remarks regarding the endorsement:
 
"Charlie Bass was a model public servant who always put his constituents first. New Hampshire citizens were on a first name basis with him, because Charlie was ever present and always ready to help. He is as fiscally disciplined as they come, but knows how to bring people together, and that's a great example for all to follow. His endorsement means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for Charlie's support and advice as I move forward in my campaign."
 
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Wednesday
Feb032016

US HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE NAMES REP. FRANK GUINTA NEWEST MEMBER 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Budget Committee named Congressman Frank Guinta its newest member today, with House Republicans voting unanimously in support.

 

    Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price welcomed his new colleague. “Congressman Guinta brings a record of fighting for common-sense solutions that will help grow our economy and create jobs. His knowledge and experience will be important parts of our work, putting our fiscal house in order and getting our economy moving,” said Rep. Price (GA06).

 

    “We welcome Frank back to the Committee – and to the battles ahead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington.”

 

   "I'd like to thank my friends for placing their trust in me,"said Rep. Guinta (NH01), who as Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor, introduced four consecutive balanced budgets, cut taxes for the first time in a decade, and brought zero-based budgeting to the city.

 

    This will be his second appointment to the Budget Committee. Rep. Guinta served on the Committee in the 112th Congress."I look forward to joining Mr. Price and fiscal conservatives to scour the federal budget for savings, in order to return hardworking Americans value on their tax dollars,"he said.

 

    Every year, the House Budget Committee creates a 10-year budget plan that guides federal spending, a power granted to Congress under the Constitution.

 

   "We'll also be looking at ways to reform the budget process, whose complexity has contributed to a series of crises, resulting in temporary fixes and higher spending," said Rep. Guinta, also a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

 

    The national debt reached $19 trillion this week, a doubling under the Obama Administration in just over seven years. A primary driver of the debt is Obamacare, explained Rep. Guinta.

 

    He praised the Budget Committee's 2016 plan, which repealed Obamacare, balanced over ten years, and formed the basis of the first joint House-Senate agreement in five years.

 

   "Obamacare fails on both counts – delivering superior health care and budget discipline to grow the economy.  The health care law raids Medicare to pay for itself," said Rep. Guinta."I'm committed to securing seniors' health and retirement programs, while promoting more flexibility, innovation and opportunity for Granite Staters."

 

 

 

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Wednesday
Feb032016

Daily Signal - US Debt Just Exceeded $19 Trillion. Here's How We Got in This Mess

The Daily Signal

Feb. 3, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where spending rarely goes out of style. A trio of Heritage Foundation analysts stands firm: Romina Boccia tells why you should care about a national debt topping $19 trillion. James Roberts warns you're on the hook to bail out corrupt regimes. And, in some good news, Nick Loris thinks you're wise to the ethanol con. Plus: How'd your congressman vote on Obamacare? And how do these conservatives plan to "take back America"?
Commentary

The US Debt Just Exceeded $19 Trillion. Here's How We Got in This Mess.

This is the first time the national debt has ever exceeded $19 trillion. That's more than $58,000 for each person who lives in the U.S. today (including children).

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News

Find Out How Your Congressman Voted on a Measure Overriding Obama's Veto of Obamacare Repeal Bill

"What we are proving today is if we have a Republican president next year, we will repeal Obamacare and we will replace Obamacare," said House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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News

This State Could Soon Become First to Stop Transgender Students From Using Opposite-Sex Bathrooms

"Federal bureaucrats are threatening to withhold federal funding from schools that do not allow transgender students full, unrestricted access to facilities of the opposite biological sex," warned the lawmaker behind the bill.

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News

Conservatives to Outline Plan to 'Take Back America'

Two dozen members of Congress will tackle aspects of "a blueprint to take back America" during Heritage Action's Conservative Policy Summit happening today.

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Commentary

Finally, America May Be Catching On to Ethanol Racket

The results of the Iowa caucus proved even Iowans—long seen as fervent proponents of ethanol—don't view Washington's favoritism to it as necessarily still required.

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Commentary

Your Tax Dollars Will Fund the Next Global Bailout

Corrupt, oil-cursed countries have caught the whiff of "free" money and are getting in line to seek International Monetary Fund bailouts.

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Wednesday
Feb032016

CEI Today: Chipotle's problem, Operation Choke Point, abusive lawsuits, and more 

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In the News Today

CHIPOTLE'S MARKETING HYPE - FRED L. SMITH, JR.


The Chipotle Effect: When Companies Believe Their Own Hype


It's about what happens when corporate marketing becomes more important that the product itself, and it can only be fixed by understanding what a company like Chipotle exists to accomplish in the first place. > Read more 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

Bill Aims to Stop Operation Choke Point Happening Again


Choke Point is an attempt to use federal supervisory powers to intimidate providers of financial services to businesses that are deemed unacceptable by bureaucrats, even though they are perfectly legal. Rep. Leutkemeyer has introduced a bill to prevent federal banking agencies from using the tactics involved. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

ABUSIVE LAWSUITS - RYAN RADIA

CEI Joins Coalition Supporting Bill to Curb Abusive Lawsuits Targeting Free Speech


The SPEAK FREE Act would curtail frivolous lawsuits brought to chill protected speech and stifle criticism about matters of public concern. These lawsuits, known as “strategic lawsuits against public participation”—or SLAPPs—are brought by plaintiffs to punish speakers they dislike, even though the speech is protected by the First Amendment. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia

RIGHT TO WORK VOTE - IVAN OSORIO

West Virginia: Prospect for a Right to Work Majority


West Virginia may soon become the nation’s 26th right to work state—making the number of right to work states a majority for the first time. For workers, it will mean greater protection of their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association.> Read more


> Interview Ivan Osorio

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

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