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Friday
Oct092015

CEI Today: Chafitz on Internet freedom and changes to chemical safety rules 

Friday, October 9, 2015
In the News Today

 

SAFER CHEMICALS? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

'Reforming' the Toxic Substances Control Act

There is one thing we can be sure about. TSCA "reform" won't make us any safer because the public risks TSCA regulates are by and large insignificant: those posed by trace chemicals found in consumer products. Industry itself already has systems in place to address health risks, merely because there's no in gain poisoning your customers. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

A CHAFFETZ SPEAKER - JESSICA MELUGIN & MICHELLE MINTON


What Will a Chaffetz Speakership Mean for Internet Freedom?
 

Rep. Chaffetz claims to be a strong defender of the Tenth Amendment’s constitutional guarantee that powers not delegated to federal government are reserved for the states and to the people. Yet, last June, he introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 (RTPA, H.R. 2275), which would allow states to reach across their borders to tax online purchases by other states’ residents. > Read the analysis by Jessica Melugin

Chaffetz has twice introduced the Restoration of America’ Wire Act (RAWA, H.R. 707), which would allow the federal government to overturn state laws that govern a wholly intrastate activity. > Read the analysis by Michelle Minton

> Interview an expert

 

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BPA and Government-Funded Alarmism

 



 




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Wednesday
May142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Ex-Im reauthorization on cruise control? 

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May 13, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

Ex-Im reauthorization on cruise control?
The $16.4 billion Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) passed easily in the House of Representatives 297 to 117 on May 8. Is the Export-Import Bank next?

Cartoon: #AttackoftheHashtags
That'll show 'em. 

Environmental shakedown through bastardized application of science, policy and education
Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in environmental groups' legal fees — and the actual number could be much higher. 

YourErie.com: Rep. Kelly's bill to keep Internet free gains support
Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens: "Rep. Mike Kelly's legislation will reaffirm Congressional authority over any Internet transition taking place, guaranteeing that our elected representatives have a say in keeping the World Wide Web free and open from censorship."

 

Tuesday
Mar182014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare and Obamaphones 

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March 17, 2014

Obamacare and Obamaphones
Obama urges Americans to set their priorities correctly and get rid of their cell phone and cable television so they can afford unaffordable Obamacare.

China surpasses U.S. in debt creation since 2008, but will it last?
Since 2007, total debt has increased $30 trillion to $100 trillion, according to the Bank for International Settlements. Half of that increase has occurred in China alone, with an increase in total bank assets by $15.4 trillion. Is it a bubble?

Politico: Internet transition triggers backlash
ALG reacts to Obama administration move to give Internet to the UN.

Cannon: On Halbig v. Sebelius, is the Obama IRS threatening to ignore a court order?
"Plaintiffs in Halbig v. Sebelius and three similar cases are challenging the IRS's attempt to issue certain subsidies and impose certain taxes where it has no authority to do so: in the 34 states that have chosen not to establish a health insurance "exchange" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Tuesday
Apr092013

CEI - Tuesday debate on net neutrality!

NET NEUTRALITY
Tuesday, April 9
9:45AM - 11:15AM
Rayburn HOB

What's Next for Net Neutrality & the Internet?
A Discussion & Debate

The Barack Obama Administration’s Network Neutrality order awaits a late summer or early fall D.C. Circuit Court ruling on its legality.  The Court in December may have telegraphed its Net Neutrality thoughts with its decision to uphold the Administration’s data roaming order - or not.  We will look at how - or if - the latter decision affects the former.  And what’s next.
 
If the Court upholds the order, what then could - and should - Net Neutrality regulation opponents do?
 
If the Court dumps the order, would - and should - the Administration go for full Title II Internet reclassification?  Should they attempt yet another "third way" to try to square the circle?  Or should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - having then been twice rebuked on Net Neutrality regs - give up and move on (dot org)?
 
All of which leads to the ultimate question: Do we need de jure regulations, or do de facto free market realities deliver all the Net Neutrality we’ll ever need?  And what does all of this mean for the future of all things Internet?


Emcee

Seton Motley - President, Less Government

Discussers & Debaters

Phil Kerpen - President, American Commitment
Ryan Radia - Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Gigi Sohn - President, Public Knowledge
Sascha Meinrath - Vice President, New America Foundation

Monday
Apr082013

LessGovernment - What's Next for Net Neutrality & the Internet? A Discussion & Debate - On Tuesday 

The Barack Obama Administration’s Network Neutrality order awaits a late summer or early fall D.C. Circuit Court ruling on its legality.  The Court in December may have telegraphed its Net Neutrality thoughts with its decision to uphold the Administration’s data roaming order - or not.  We will look at how - or if - the latter decision affects the former.  And what’s next. 

If the Court upholds the order, what then could - and should - Net Neutrality regulation opponents do?

If the Court dumps the order, would - and should - the Administration go for full Title II Internet reclassification?  Should they attempt yet another “third way” to try to square the circle?  Or should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - having then been twice rebuked on Net Neutrality regs - give up and move on (dot org)?

All of which leads to the ultimate questions: Do we need de jure regulations, or do de facto free market realities deliver all the Net Neutrality we’ll ever need?  And what does all of this mean for the future of all things Internet?

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/ZAwQHW

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013; 9:45am - 11:15am

 

 

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322

 

 

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/ZAwQHW