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Tuesday
Oct282014

ALG urges Majority Leader McCarthy to rethink government funding strategy 

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Oct. 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens reacted today to a news report that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass a long-term funding bill for the federal government during the lame duck session.

 

"While we appreciate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's intent to avoid a funding fight in early 2015, allowing the Democratic-controlled Senate to dictate government funding terms even after they have likely been defeated is a mistake. 

 

"President Obama has made it clear that he will continue to push the boundaries of constitutional lawlessness through regulations and executive orders, and the power of the purse is one of the only powers Congress has to rein in a rogue Executive.  Throwing away this power to stop the most misguided of Obama's initiatives through the defunding process, cedes the only realistic tool this Congress has to check the President's excesses, and would negate the mandate of the people to halt the lawlessness of this Administration.

 

"Over the past four years, major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and giving away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated. 

 

"It is our hope that Majority Leader McCarthy will consider this trial balloon popped and instruct appropriators to work with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and other authorizing committees to identify the most egregious excesses and put a plan in place to defund those activities.  Americans for Limited Government has been active in identifying these abuses and dangerous policies, and will be continuing to inform Congress about them.

 

"Over the past four years, the only major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and to throw away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated." 

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-majority-leader-mccarthy-to-rethink-government-funding-strategy/

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (202)744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Monday
Oct202014

Daily Signal - Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail 

Friday
Oct102014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Where's Carol's Compass? Ms. Shea-Porter goes to Washington, Never Returns.

State Senator Lou D’Allesandro Calls Out Shea-Porter for Hiding from Constituents

MANCHESTER – During an interview this morning with Jack Heath on WGIR, State Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) expressed his frustration with Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s neglect of her constituents in the largest city in the First District, Manchester.

Listen to the WGIR conversation here.

D'Allesandro: "Retail politics is the name of the game...If that disappears, Jack, I think the nature of democracy disappears - it's that one on one contact, face to face, talking to people, we'll be come an advertising nation...It's taken that part of politics and moved it to the side, and I'm very discouraged about that"

Heath: "You do events with Ann Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, do you wish they were out there more?"

D'Allesandro: "Yes. I wish Carol Shea-Porter were in Manchester more, I haven't seen her in Manchester. Manchester is the heart of the first congressional district. I want to see her more"

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter has literally and figuratively lost her compass. The Congresswoman has been feeling the heat from the constituents that she’s been hiding from, and now she’s feeling it from prominent members of her own party. The Congresswoman can’t find her way to Manchester and she can’t find it within herself to vote with her district – from her steadfast support for ObamaCare to increasing taxes and spending, she has been a rubber stamp for President Obama rather than the independent voice New Hampshire needs.”

Thursday
Oct092014

CEI Today: Clean Air Act reform, EPA buries good news, and the need to defend business 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2014
In the News Today

 

CEI PUSHES AIR LAW REFORM - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Inside EPA: CEI Pushes Air Law Reform To Bolster State-EPA 'Cooperative Federalism'

 

Conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suggesting Congress pursue Clean Air Act amendments to correct what it sees as an imbalance in the air law's "cooperative federalism" balance between EPA's regulatory powers and those given to states, saying lawmakers need to strengthen states' air law authority.  > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

EPA BURIES GOOD NEWS - MARLO LEWIS  

Globalwarming.org: Good News on Air Quality Not Featured on EPA’s Web Site

 

This week EPA updated its annual Air Quality Trends, and the news is fanastic. “National average air quality continues to improve as emissions decline through 2013,” EPA reports.

But that’s not what EPA features as “News” on its Web site.
> Read more   


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

DEFENDING BUSINESS - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Defending the Virtue of the Business World at Home and Abroad


A new CNBC/Burson-Marsteller poll on attitudes toward business in both developed and emerging economies reveals some troubling findings. While business leaders in the U.S. and other developed nations view themselves and their firms favorably, the public’s view is less positive.  More striking is the gap in public opinion with more positive views in developing nations—even supposedly socialist ones—than in the West. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Federal Register topped the 60,000-page mark on Friday, and is on pace for the 6th-highest page count in its 79-year history. Along the way, new regulations cover everything from 5K races to how magnets work.

 

More in the news...

CalPERS: It Came from Sacramento

Results of "Cash for Appliances"

How Unlawful Is EPA’s Clean Power Plan?

CEI Awards Pro-Worker Senators

 

 

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf
 

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Journalist Carrie Sheffield
CEI Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow


 

 





 

Thursday
Oct092014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - No one gets a "Golden Ticket" to Shea-Porter's Alleged Open Forums

As Middle Class Struggles, Shea-Porter is Nowhere to be Found

MANCHESTER – This morning, Frank Guinta was with Jack Heath on WGIR, an event initially slated to be a debate between him and Congresswoman Shea-Porter. The Congresswoman declined to attend.

She has also failed to accept a debate invitation from New England College. Additionally, she has repeatedly refused to hold a public town hall meeting since the beginning of her term in 2013. Recently, the Congresswoman released a list of alleged public town halls that she held, including one that supposedly occurred in Hooksett.

Don Wintertown, a Town Councilor from Hooksett, released the following statement:

“As an elected Town Councilor in Hooksett I understand the importance of outreach and interaction with constituents. I am very disappointed in the representation from Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter that her tour of GE Aviation in Hooksett on June 13, 2014 is considered a town hall meeting. While it is important that the Congresswoman tour local business facilities, meet employees and discuss their issues, it is incorrect to call this a town hall meeting as it was a closed meeting at a private facility behind barbed wire fence and with security guards at all entrances for an event exclusively for screened employees. I have tried to work with the Congresswoman on a personal issue, and would have thought and expected to be notified of a town hall meeting both as a constituent and a Town Councilor. All my constituents deserve access to OPEN town hall meetings as does the entire First Congressional District.”

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“In addition to her refusal to meet with Granite Staters, the most disheartening aspect of this is that she's ignoring the most fundamental responsibility of her office, to help those in need. Those that seek and hold office have the obligation to be responsive, to put politics aside, to care for those they've been elected to serve. Time and time again, she has failed to provide for her district and broken the public's trust. At a time when we face so many challenges, New Hampshire deserves a leader who will seek input, be collaborative, incorporate our ideas, and most importantly, listen. Shea-Porter's record is the antithesis of this."