Press Releases

 

Tuesday
Jul212009

CEI Injects Suppressed EPA Global Warming Report into White House Science Proceeding 

You may have seen this late Friday - CEI's effort to submit the EPA's suppressed report on global warming back to a federal agency. As explained below, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)is re-evaluating its recommendations for tax-funded ocean research (which includes some climate science issues). So, CEI submitted a public comment asking the agency to consider the EPA's recent report - suppressed by the EPA itself - saying the EPA should consider recent data on climate change before making federal policy on related issues. (Seems like this would be an obvious point, right?) We will be quite interested to see how the OSTP responds. Meanwhile, perhaps this is something you would like to cover and even ask the OSTP and EPA about? What do you think?

 

 

Requests OSTP to Do More Honest Job Than EPA In Assessing New Climate Research

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2009—.Will the federal government consider its own research on global warming as it doles out tax-funded research dollars? The Competitive Enterprise Institute today asked the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to do just that.

 

In a comment submitted today to the agency on its ocean research report, CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis asks it to consider a study initially suppressed by the EPA. That study severely criticized EPA’s approach on global warming. One of the major conclusions of the suppressed report was the ocean cycles appear to be the single best explanation of global temperature variations.

 

“OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings,” Lewis writes in the comments submitted to OSTP.

 

“In assessing these implications, OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings,” said Lewis.

 

> Read CEI’s Comments on "Charting the Course for Ocean Science" submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy

> Find out more about the suppressed EPA report.

> Read more on global warming and energy policy at Globalwarming.org.

 

Tuesday
Jul212009

DNC - CHAIRMAN KAINE RESPONDS TO STEELE’S CALL FOR MORE REPUBLICAN INACTION AND OBSTRUCTION ON HEALTH CARE REFORM 

‘Party Of No’ Continues To Defend The Status Quo Despite Overwhelming Evidence That The Need For Health Care Reform Is Urgent

 

Washington, DC – Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement in response to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s address to the National Press Club on health care reform today:

“This morning, Chairman Steele delivered a speech announcing a ‘new’ Republican campaign against the President’s efforts to reformAmerica’s broken health care system. Republican opposition to health care reform, however, is anything but new. In his speech, Chairman Steele spoke at length about the potential risks to reforming our failed health care system. It's sad, but not surprising, that the Republican Party, which for so long has supported the very policies and vested interests that helped get us to this crisis point, are unable to recognize the that the real risk is to do nothing at all, as they propose.

“Over the last eight years, our health care system languished while Republicans ignored exploding costs, rising deficits, struggling small business owners, and the millions of hard-working Americans who lack access to health care. After eight years of Republican inaction and obstruction, we are faced with insurance premiums that are rising at a rate three times faster than wages. Now, one in five American workers are uninsured, up from one in seven a decade ago, due to rapid rise in private health insurance premiums. In 1993, 61 percent of small businesses provided health insurance. In 2008, only 38 percent of small businesses are able to provide health insurance, with 10 percent now considering dropping coverage next year. And the increase in health care costs continues to outpace our ability to pay for them.

“Despite the crisis that confronts American families, the GOP continues to argue for the status quo on behalf of the special interests. If we do nothing as the Republican ‘Party of NO’ would have us do, we not only will ensure more of the same, but guarantee a growing crisis that will put a burden on our children that they will never overcome.

“It was also stunning - and sad - to hear that Chairman Steele agreed with Senator DeMint's comments that stopping health care reform would ‘break’ the President politically. What's ‘broken’ is a health care system where costs continue to explode, working families can't afford their premiums, small business can't compete, and where the Republican Party is interested in ensuring that we do nothing about these problems purely for their own political gain.

“For too many years, Americans have suffered under a failed health care system that costs too much, provides too little, and doesn’t come anywhere close to delivering the first-class care that Americans deserve. As we’ve seen, the effects of our broken health care system do not discriminate, and accordingly all of us must work together to achieve a solution that creates systemic and lasting change. It’s time for Chairman Steele and the ‘Party of NO’ to stop attempting to run out the clock on health care reform and start offering real solutions.”

 

Tuesday
Jul212009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Leaving Small Businesses Out of Government Contracts Makes Country Less Safe

Issue Will Be Subject of Congressional Roundtable
WASHINGTON, DC -"America's veterans are heading to Capitol Hill to warn Congress that big business is keeping small business innovation out of military contracts, and it's making our country less safe," said Rick Weidman, Chair of VET-Force, who served as a medic in Vietnam.

Rep. Bob Filner, Chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, will convene a roundtable on July 9 at 9 a.m. in Room 345 of the Cannon House Office Building, to address the security issues raised in Breakdown, a National Security Crisis in a Small Business World, a report released last month by The Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force. Read More >

 

Today's Featured Stories...
U.S. Coast Guard, Northrop Grumman lay keel for 3rd Nat'l Sec. Cutter: First Lady to Serve
GULF WAR VETERANS ALREADY SUFFER Now THE REST of Population AT RISK?
Secretary Gates Announces Army to Increase by 22,000
The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo
Vaccine Problems Gulf War 1 Veterans to Swine Flu Concerns
Veterans: Leaving Small Businesses Out of Government Contracts Makes Country Less Safe
Secretary Shinseki Joins Administration Rural Health Tour
Veterans Fight to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial cross

Tuesday
Jul212009

DSCC - KELLY AYOTTE'S CANDIDACY IN FOUR EASY STEPS  

“Kelly Ayotte has debuted as a candidate by breaking her word, walking off the job, and recruiting a lobbyist to run her campaign,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Communications Director Eric Schultz. “Kelly Ayotte is choosing personal ambition over keeping her word. Look no further than the New Hampshire budget which is currently in litigation – and now could be in limbo given her announcement that she’s jumping ship.”

 

STEP 1: Break Pledge To People Of New Hampshire

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090708/NEWS02/307089952/-1/XML07

 

STEP 2: Walk Off The Job

http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090718/NEWS01/907180378/1001/NEWS01

 

STEP 3: Recruit Lobbyist To Run Campaign

http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/0709/The_AyotteCollins_connection.html?showall

 

STEP 4: File paperwork

http://www.fox44.net/Global/story.asp?S=10756891

 

Tuesday
Jul212009

DSCC - Ayotte Webvideo Goes Viral 

Good afternoon - QUITTERS, staring Kelly Ayotte, has reached over 10K views on YouTube and has generated national media attention.

Video found here: http://www.dscc.org/quitters

 

NEW YORK TIMES: Who Is Calling Whom a Quitter?
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/who-is-calling-whom-a-quitter/#more-34109

CNN: DSCC links Palin to GOP Senate hopefuls
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/07/17/dscc-links-palin-to-gop-senate-hopefuls/

MSNBC: DSCC links Palin to Ayotte, Crist
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/07/17/2000027.aspx

POLITICO: "Quitters"
http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0709/Quitters.html?showall

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “QUITTERS”
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2009/07/quitters.html

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER: John DiStaso's Granite Status: National Democrats take a shot at Ayotte
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=John+DiStaso%27s+Granite+Status%3A+National+Democrats+take+a+shot+at+Ayotte&articleId=c39b56f8-749a-49de-91d5-4794dc166787

NASHUA TELEGRAPH: ATTACKS ON AYOTTE
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090719/COLUMNISTS12/307199939/-1/opinion

NH POLITICAL REPORT: DSCC video calls Ayotte and Palin quitters
http://nhpoliticalreport.com/press-releases/350-dscc-video-calls-ayotte-and-palin-quitters

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES: DSCC: Charlie Crist is another GOP quitter
http://www.sayfiereview.com/article-display.php?rss_id=2009071712355200

PALM BEACH POST: Crist, Palin are “quitters” according to new Democratic web ad
http://www.sayfiereview.com/article-display.php?rss_id=2009071711373200

ORLANDO SENTINEL: Dems: Crist is a "quitter," just like Palin
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2009/07/dems-crist-is-a-quitter-just-like-palin.html