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Friday
May082015

CEI Today: TPA, TImes Square billboards, Big Labor, crowdfunding regulation, and more 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

 

Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms
 
Some members of Congress are concerned about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would fast track trade negotiating authority, but in fact it would be a positive move toward ensuring the United States remains a competitive economy. TPA does not usurp Congress’ authority in relation to trade agreements.  > Read more
 

GOVT THREAT TO TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS - MARC SCRIBNER

Why Is the Federal Government Threatening Times Square's Billboards?

 

The federal government is threatening to punish New York City for its famously gaudy Times Square electronic billboards. Some have suggested that this is an example of regulators run amok. It isn’t. This is a classic example of Congress passing stupid laws, ordering regulators to implement them stupidly, and then forgetting about them until unintended consequences spring up down the line. > Read more

BIG LABOR - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Daily Caller: Republicans Abandon Hope To Overturn Obama’s Big Labor Veto

Concerned over a lack of support from Senate Democrats, Republicans leaders agreed Tuesday to table a vote geared at overriding a veto which critics claim unfairly benefits unions. > Read the Daily Caller report

> Interview an expert

 

 



Thursday and Friday, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 

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Labor Department "Fiduciary Rule" Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Gains for Investors, Entrepreneurs

 






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Thursday
May072015

CEI Today: Republicans for Big Labor, Year of the Veto, and global warming facts 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
In the News Today

 

REGULATION IN YEAR OF THE VETO - WAYNE CREWS

 

Federal Regulation? Who Cares?
 
Regulatory liberalization that reduces uncertainty and increases the returns to risk-taking is the yet-to-be-deployed stimulus package. The problem now is that Congress will have a tough time with a liberalization agenda in Obama’s “year of the veto.” > Read the Forbes commentary
 


GLOBAL WARMING FACTS - MARLO LEWIS

Independent Satellite Records Agree: Little to No Global Warming over Past 18 Years

 
Roy Spencer, John Christy, and William Braswell of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Earth System Science Center recently released Version 6 (V.6) of their global satellite temperature dataset. The scientists describe the upgrade as “by far the most extensive revision of the procedures and computer code we have ever produced in over 25 years of global temperature monitoring.” > Read more 


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

REPUBLICAN VOTES FOR BIG LABOR - TREY KOVACS 

Republicans Vote in Favor of Union Giveaways

 

Last week, CEI sent out a Key Vote alert on two amendments. Both were designed to save taxpayers money by ending policies that benefit unions at the expense of fiscal responsibility and common sense. Normally, most would expect Republicans would support such measures, especially since labor unions are primarily donors to the Democratic party. Unfortunately, nearly 50 GOP members voted against both amendments. > Read more


 

CEI's Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation


Federal Labor Relations Authority employees might be bad at paying what they owe, because a new regulation is geared specifically at them, “governing procedures for collecting debts owed to the federal government by present and former FLRA employees.”
 



Convening at the National Press Club, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 
 






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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.

 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Friday
May012015

CEI Today: Congress votes on energy, water, Big Labor, chemical safety 

Thursday, April 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

HOUSE VOTES ON ENERGY & WATER - MYRON EBELL 
 

How to Improve the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

 

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2016 passed by the House Appropriations Committee spends too much, but does move some funding from very bad programs to somewhat less bad programs. 
 
The best thing in the bill is the set of riders that prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed Waters of the United States rule. That rule if implemented would expand federal jurisdiction far beyond what was intended by Congress in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and far beyond the current definition or any reasonable definition of the navigable waters of the United States. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell

 

HOUSE VOTES ON LABOR UNION 'OFFICIAL TIME' - TREY KOVACS

 

House vote today on restricting taxpayer give-away to labor unions
 
Should government employees be allowed to conduct labor union work on the taxpayer dime? The House is set to vote today on a plan to prohibit use of funds to pay a Federal Employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time under U.S. Code. "Spending public funds for the exclusive benefit of a labor union should be illegal," said Trey Kovacs, CEI labor policy expert. "Curbing that practice is an important first step towards making government more accountable to taxpayers on so-called union 'official time'".
 
 

TOXIC CHEMICALS? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

National Review: How Does the Government Decide What Is — and What Is Not — ‘Toxic’?
 

This week, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up legislation to reform the nation’s law on chemicals — the Toxic Substances Control Act. CEI's Angela Logomasini and Henry I. Miller warn that bad, ill-considered regulations could make food and consumer products less safe. > Read the National Review commentary



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
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Wednesday
Apr292015

CEI Today: Surveillance reform, Big Labor at the docks, Obama's climate agenda, and more 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In the News Today

 

SURVEILLANCE REFORM - RYAN RADIA

 

Libertarian groups press McConnell on surveillance reform
 
A group of conservative and libertarian groups sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday opposing his proposal to reauthorize portions of the Patriot Act without attaching surveillance reform.  
 

The coalition said avoiding reform would leave Congress “subordinate to the administration’s creative reinterpretation” of the law.  > Read The Hill article

 

BIG LABOR - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Big Labor at the California docks 
 

Amid charges of "wage theft," truck drivers from the docks at Los Angeles and Long Beach reportedly walked off the job Monday, unhappy with their status as independent contractors. 

 

“By twisting terminology, the Teamsters are targeting truckers at California docks for unionization," said CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan. "At the California docks, as at a California recycling plant in a seminal case before the National Labor Relations Board, the Teamsters seek to transform workers into employees. In both cases, Big Labor simply seeks to line their pockets by forcing workers to pay union dues, despite most truckers preferring the greater flexibility and better income opportunity that comes with being independent.”

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE AGENDA - WILLIAM YEATMAN 
 

The Unbearable Lightness of Obama’s *Passion* for Mitigating AGW

 

President Obama took congressional Republicans to task for blocking his climate agenda. But opposition to climate policy is robustly bipartisan in both chambers of the U.S. Congress. Indeed, if all issues enjoyed the bipartisan support that does opposition to climate change mitigation policy, then no one would ever whine about D.C. being dysfunctional.  > Read more 


> Interview William Yeatman

 

FED'S INTEREST RATE HIKE - RYAN YOUNG

Washington Examiner: Easy come, easy go

Instead of constantly and unpredictably tinkering with interest rates, money supply, exchange rates, and other variables, central banks should pursue a humbler monetary policy. This would emphasize an honest, stable, and predictable price system that creates a better environment for those private sector engines of growth. Central banks can manipulate economic indicators in the short run, but long-term prosperity doesn't come from monetary policy. It comes from private sector innovation and entrepreneurship." > View the Washington Examiner commentary)

 



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Monday
Apr202015

CEI Today: Obamacare subsidies, Big Labor's lawsuit, EPA's Clean Power Plan, GMO apples, and more 

Monday, April 20, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE SUBSIDIES - SCOT VORSE

 

New Report Shows States Had Serious Questions about Obamacare Tax Credits in 2011

A new CEI report shows many states knew as early as 2011 that they might not receive tax credits if they opted out of establishing a state-based health insurance exchange. Whether nonparticipating states had adequate knowledge that they were putting their Obamacare subsidies at risk is a critical question in CEI’s Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell.  > Read more
 

LAWSUIT AGAINST McDONALD'S - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Press of Atlantic City: The NLRB's emerging, disastrous joint-employer cases

The National Labor Relations Board is hearing more than 60 consolidated lawsuits brought by unions and union-affiliated groups against McDonald's and several of its fast-food franchisees. The suits claim franchisor McDonald's USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting pro-union workers. Thousands of small businesses - and jobs - are on the line as this rogue federal agency puts on trial many tried-and-true American business practices, including franchising, temporary staffing, outsourcing, sourcing and contracting. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Preposterous Claim That Clean Power Plan Lowers Energy Bills
 

OAR chief Janet McCabe claimed before Congress that the Clean Power Plan would reduce energy bills. Her evidence for this claim was to cite the New England experience. This is just bizarre. In fact, one of the big energy stories this winter was…the energy crisis in New England! Energy bills “skyrocketed” in the region, because New England States over the last decade went too green, too fast. > Read more 

GMO APPLES - GREG CONKO


Feds Approve Genetically Modified Apples

 
“Arctic apples,” apples genetically modified to keep from turning brown when sliced or bruised, were approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for commercial planting on February 13. The USDA found Arctic apple are safe to plant and nutritionally equivalent to other apples. Arctic apples are special for a number of reasons, says Greg Conko, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  > Read more

 

> Interview Greg Conko
 



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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Bloomberg Boston 1pm & 7pm ET
Bloomberg San Francisco at 10am & 4pm PT

 


 

 

    

 

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.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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