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Thursday
Jul022015

CEI Today: Obama overtime rule, union dues, EPA climate report, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S NEW OVERTIME RULE


The Department of Labor this week is putting out its proposed rule to more than double the salary level under which many workers would qualify for overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. CEI labor policy experts warn that those government mandated benefits won't materialize for most people. "Business owners will be forced to off-set the new costs with some combination of lay-offs, lower base pay, and hiring or promotion freezes," said Aloysius Hogan, CEI senior fellow.


> Interview an expert
 

SUPREME COURT TAKES UNION DUES CASE

U.S. Supreme Court to Take on Government Union Power

 

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to a case that could give all public employees right-to-work protections. If SCOTUS rules in favor of the plaintiff, government unions would lose their power to compel non-members to pay union dues as a condition of employment. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

EPA CLIMATE REPORT - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA’s Climate Action Flim-Flam Report

EPA last week released Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action. Unsurprisingly, in EPA’s assessment, unmitigated warming produces terrible and terrifying climate impacts whereas “global action” reduces such impacts to manageable and non-threatening levels.  > Read more
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

Pro-Market Recommendations for Policy Makers

We suggest a strategy of “de facto devolution,” which basically involves keeping federal spending steady while increasing the flexibility of states to fund and finance their own highways.  > Read more 


> Interview Marc Scribner
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

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Wednesday
Jun102015

CEI Today: EPA power plant rule, trade, and the Ex-Im Bank 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA LAWSUIT DISMISSED 

 

CEI Responds to Dismissal of Murray Energy Lawsuit Against EPA
 

Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute Marlo Lewis responded today to a federal appeals court decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed power plant rule:
 

“After reviewing the oral argument, it is disappointing, though no surprise, that the Court, purely for reasons of judicial restraint, declined to rule on the merits of the lawsuit against EPA." > Read more


> Interview an expert
 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

The Value of Trade
 

It’s worth reminding policymakers about the value of free trade—both exports and imports—as the House of Representatives ponders legislation on trade promotion authority (TPA), H.R. 1314, which would give the President “fast-track” authority so that implementing legislation for trade agreements can be voted up or down without amendment. TPA will be critical in considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, still being negotiated. > Read more


> Interview Fran Smith
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

 

Bad Tradeoff: Ex-Im vs. a Weak Dollar
 

Atthis point, it looks like Congress will let the Export-Import Bank’s charter expire on June 30. This is not a big deal in grand scheme of things. Ex-Im would continue to service its existing loan guarantees and other financial products, and Ex-Im employees would also review applications for new loans and loan guarantees, though they would not be able to act on them. But suppose Ex-Im does have to shut down operations for good. What other options do export-oriented policymakers have?  > Read more

 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

JUNE 11


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Thursday, June 11
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PC Newsmaker:
Are Streetcars Good For America?

Tuesday, June 16
 


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Wednesday
Jun032015

CEI Today: Hidden regulation, USA Freedom Act, Ex-Im Bank, and EPA waters 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
In the News Today

 

HIDDEN REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

Report: 3,554 regs in 2014, Obama's more costly to economy than Bush's
 

President Obama last year made good on his promise to use a pen and phone to impose his agenda, issuing some 3,554 rules and regulations, even governing the energy efficiency of ice and vending machines, according to a new analysis.
 

The Competitiveness Enterprise Institute on Tuesday issued its review of the administration's "Spring Agenda" list of regulations and found that they hid a couple of hundred. > Read Paul Bedard's Washington Examiner story

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

USA FREEDOM ACT - RYAN RADIA

"The American people want the government to stop collecting their phone records in bulk," said Ryan Radia, CEI Associate Director of Technology Studies
.

 

And now, following Senate passage, President Barack Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law, which  reauthorizes two parts of the PATRIOT Act and, significantly, gives the government six months to end its phone records collection program and keep that data in the possession of phone companies, instead.

> Interview Ryan Radia


EX-IM BANK & BOEING - RYAN YOUNG

 

Ex-Im and Boeing, Sitting in a Tree
 

In most years, nearly half of the Export-Import Bank’s business is for Boeing’s benefit. The relationship between the two is so cozy that Ex-Im’s informal nickname around Washington is the “Bank of Boeing.” Yet, in an interview with Politico, Ex-Im president and chairman Fred Hochberg said, “We don’t lend a single penny to Boeing.”
 
Oddly enough, both assertions are true—Boeing really is by far Ex-Im’s biggest beneficiary, despite no direct loans. > Read more

 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

EPA CLEAN WATER RULE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Slick & Cynical Rollout of “Clean Water Rule” Aptly Demonstrates Ultra-Political Nature of O’s EPA
 

The Obama administration has politicized the Environmental Protection Agency to an unprecedented degree. ​We got more of the same last week when EPA promulgated a regulation that vastly expands federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The rule’s roll out was obviously focus-group tested.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 




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Thursday, June 11
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JUNE 11

 

Bourbon & BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

PC Newsmaker:
Are Streetcars Good For America?

Tuesday, June 16
 


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Thursday
May282015

ALG - EPA claims dominion over every puddle in America 

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May 27, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Clean Water Act regulation will be finalized shortly:   

"The rule just adopted by the EPA will regulate all waters of the United States under the terms of the Clean Water Act, something that was never intended by the statute. The Supreme Court has twice struck down agency attempts to do precisely this, but what do these administrative state agencies care about court rulings or what the law actually says? We have been playing regulatory whack-a-mole with the EPA for decades. This is just the latest dictate from an agency that simply does whatever it pleases. Here we go again. Now it will once again be up to federal courts to safeguard the rule of law and protect all Americans from a regulatory regime so severe it will claim dominion over every puddle on their properties and threaten the viability of U.S. agriculture." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/epa-claims-dominion-over-every-puddle-in-america/

 

Attachments:  

"Clean Water Act regulatory whack-a-mole hurts farmers," By Robert Romano, February 20, 2015 at http://netrightdaily.com/2015/02/clean-water-act-regulatory-whack-mole-hurts-farmers/

 

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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.

Wednesday
May272015

CEI Today: EPA ditching coal mandate?, EU climate policy, and reining in regulation 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA DITCHING COAL MANDATE?

 
Daily Caller: Sources: EPA Ditches Mandate That Coal Plants Install Non-Existent Coal Technology
 
The EPA may be trying to avoid a political disaster before the rollout of major regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Sources say the agency has dropped a key requirement that coal plants install carbon capture technology. > Read the Daily Caller article
 

EU CLIMATE POLICY - MARLO LEWIS

 

EU Climate Policy: Unsustainability Update

 

Under current climate and energy policies, global emissions are projected to increase by 67% between 2010 and 2050. To reduce emissions 60% below 2010 levels, emissions must decline a whopping 76% below the baseline projection. What must industrial and developing countries do, respectively, to meet the 60-by-50 target?  > Read more

PLAN TO REIN IN REGS - WAYNE CREWS

 

The Hill: GOP senator wants to create panel to rein in regs
 
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) is planning to introduce a resolution Wednesday to create a committee to review rules enacted by federal agencies.
 
The Regulation Sensibility Through Oversight Restoration, or RESTORE, Resolution would establish a Joint Select Committee to review new rules, hold hearings on the effects of those already in place and recommend ways to reduce regulatory overreach. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, federal regulation and intervention cost American consumers and businesses an estimated $1.88 trillion in 2014.   > Read The Hill article 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
> RSVP & more info: KAP@pacificlegal.org
 

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2015 Dinner and Reception

JUNE 11

 

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

 

    

 

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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 

 

The State of
Freedom in the UK

 


A Cato Institute discussion on the outcome of the election and what it means for the state of freedom in the UK, featuring CEI's Iain Murray and other experts > View it on cato.org
 






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