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Wednesday
May132015

CEI Today: 10,000 Commandments, Infrastructure Week, public union contracts, and more 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

 
Ten Thousand Commandments
 
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals the latest on the large, growing “hidden tax” of America’s regulatory state. The annual report indicates a $1.88 trillion hit to Americans consumers and the U.S. economy in 2014 due to federal regulations and intervention. > CEI.org/10kc2015
 
 

INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK - MARC SCRIBNER

 

In the lead-up to the May 31 sunset date for federal highway funding, this week is “Infrastructure Week”—a week for scholars, advocates, and policy mak

ers to debate needed long-term technologies, policies, and reforms on a wide range of infrastructure topics. Competitive Enterprise Institute transportation policy expert Marc Scribner has put forward specific reforms focused on infrastructure such as user-based revenue collection and expanded debt financing. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

PUBLIC UNION CONTRACTS - TREY KOVACS

 

Government Union Collective Bargaining Needs Sunlight

Taxpayers should have a right to know how tax dollars are spent. Unfortunately, one of state and local governments’ largest expenditures, public union contracts, mostly are agreed upon in closed-door meetings. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

https://cei.org/ceidinner
2015 Dinner and Reception

 

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

    

 

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.

 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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CEI's Battered Business Bureau

Last week’s raft of new rules covers everything from school lunch workers to Flugzeugbau gliders.


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Christine Hall
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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
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Tuesday
May122015

CEI Today: Report on regulation, TPA, bourbon & BBQ, and more 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
In the News Today

 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS - WAYNE CREWS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 


Released today, Ten Thousand Commandments is CEI's annual survey of the size, scope and cost of federal regulations, and how they affect American consumers, businesses, and the U.S. economy.
 
In 2014, federal regulations cost Americans and the U.S. economy an estimated $1.88 trillion—that amounts to nearly $15,000 per U.S. household. If U.S. federal regulation was a country, it would be the world’s 10th largest economy, ranking behind Russia and ahead of India. > CEI.org/10kc2015


TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

 
Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms 
 
Today, the Senate is slated for a cloture vote on the House-passed vehicle on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. Some members of Congress are concerned about 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 

> Interview an expert
 

https://cei.org/ceidinner
2015 Dinner and Reception

 

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’






Realclearradio.org


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.

 


 

CEI's Battered Business Bureau

Last week’s raft of new rules covers everything from school lunch workers to Flugzeugbau gliders.


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

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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Monday
May112015

CEI Today: TPA, Chipotle & GMOs, ethanol & the environment, and more 

Monday, May 11, 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 

> Interview an expert
 

CHIPOTLE & GMOs - ANGELA LOGOMASINI & HENRY MILLER

Chipotle Drops GMOs — Will Menu Become Less Nutritious?

 
The restaurant chain Chipotle took culinary political correctness to the next level when it announced that its menu would be free from "genetically modified organisms" as of April 27.
 

Yet there's no reason to believe this move will make the restaurant's food healthier. In fact, it might compromise nutrition because of a phenomenon dubbed "regrettable substitution." > Read more

IS ETHANOL GREEN? - MARLO LEWIS

 

Is Ethanol a Green Fuel?
 
It’s common knowledge that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a textbook study in the law of unintended consequences. And this just in: NOAA and NASA scientists find that ethanol manufacturing releases five to 30 times more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than estimated in EPA’s 2011 National Emissions Inventory.  > Read more
 

BIG LABOR - TREY KOVACS

Congress Gives Up Fight against NLRB Ambush Election Rule

 

The NLRB’s ambush election rule threatens workers’ freedom of association and privacy, while hampering employers’ abilities to educate employees on the impact of unionization in the workplace. While it was unlikely that Senate Republicans could have mustered the 67 votes needed to override President Obama’s veto, GOP members should have demanded a vote to put senators on the record on whether they support the special interests of labor unions or worker rights. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs






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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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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
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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. 

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

 






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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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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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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

 
 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

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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