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Sunday
Feb092014

NH DHHS - State Seeking Nominees to be Honored for Volunteer Service to Seniors

Concord, NH – The State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH are accepting

nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan Awards. An individual or

couple from each county in New Hampshire will receive the Joseph D. Vaughan

Award at a special ceremony in May in the Governor and Executive Council

Chambers at the State House.



This award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D.

Vaughan, who was instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the

well-being of senior citizens. The awards recognize people 60 years and

older for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s

seniors.



For more information about the nomination criteria and process or to

request a nomination form, email award coordinator Roger Vachon at

engagingnh@yahoo.com or 603-223-6903.



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(See attached file: Vaughan Award Nomination Letter 2-4-14.docx)

Wednesday
Sep252013

CEI Today: Obama nominee being Borked?, new Labor Dept hiring quotas, and a commission on reg reform

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In the News Today

OBAMA NOMINEE - BRIAN McNICOLL

Human Events: Binz is not being Borked


Ron Binz, President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, still could be confirmed by the Senate. But Binz’ nomination is in trouble today not because of his public work as a member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission but because he appeared during his confirmation hearing to offer four statements that do match up with the facts. > Read more

> Interview Brian McNicoll


 

HIRING QUOTAS - HANS BADER


Openmarket.org: Labor Department Imposes Disability Hiring Quotas, Even in Divisions that Don’t Get Federal Contracts

 

The Obama Labor Department has just finalized rules that will effectively require businesses that get federal contracts to adopt a 7 percent hiring quota for the disabled. Much of the American workforce is employed by a federal contractor, since most large companies have federal contracts. So this will affect much of the economy, and impose massive new costs on American business. > Read more


> Interview Hans Bader

 

REGULATORY REFORM - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

American Spectator
: The Regulatory Improvement Commission


No bureaucracy would voluntarily reduce the size and scope of its mission and its budget. Instead, reform must come from outside. One such approach is the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, introduced by Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). The bill would establish an independent Regulatory Improvement Commission, which would identify rules ripe for repeal and send them to Congress.

The idea goes back at least two decades, and has garnered support from across the political spectrum, from former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TEX) on the right to the Progressive Policy Institute’s Michael Mandel on the left. Here’s how a Regulatory Improvement Commission would work.
> Read more


> Interview an expert

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling


Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko


There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader


Phrases and concepts that come straight from the free enterprise playbook—fiscal hawk, job creator, and venture capitalist—are clearly appropriated to promote increased government spending and intervention. > In Name Only

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27,
Sopot, Poland

Economic architecture of a new Europe. How to make institutions, governance and regulations to foster long-lasting growth?


Featuring CEI regulatory reform expert, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

 




Thursday
Sep192013

CEI Today: Surprising EPA admission, Obama FERC nominee accused of misleading, and stealth new Labor Dept regulations

Thursday, September 19, 2013
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA GLOBAL WARMING REGS - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA Admits Obama Global Warming Regs Unrelated to Actual Climate Change

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy admitted in testimony before Congress yesterday that the Obama administration's new carbon emissions regulations are unrelated to actual climate change.

"The indicators on the [EPA's own] website are broad global indicators. . .of impacts associated with climate change," McCarthy told Rep. Mike Pompeo. "They are not performance requirements or impacts related to any particular act." 
> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

> Follow Marlo Lewis on Twitter

OPPOSING OBAMA'S ENERGY NOMINEE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: President Obama’s FERC Nominee Ron Binz Derailed by Truthiness


President Obama’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominee Ron Binz was caught in a tangle of contradictions during his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For starters, Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) suggested that Binz misled her during a previous face to face meeting.

 > Read more

See also: Top Obama energy nominee Ron Binz asked oil company employees for confirmation help


> Interview William Yeatman

 

MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME REGS - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: DOL Finalizes Companionship Rule


With little notice, on September 17, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez finalized a rule to extend the Fair Labor Standards Act–minimum wage and overtime protections–to nearly 2 million direct care providers. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling
Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko


There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
Converting the unconvertible


To the libertarians and conservatives out there trying to get heard in policy debates and gain new adherents, we can agree we’re on to something—we have a winning narrative. It’s intellectual and emotive. It’s about an enterprising society being a peaceful society. It’s about embracing a bit of humility to acknowledge we don’t have answers to every problem and ensuring not every problem be addressed from a bully pulpit.

 




 

    

Wednesday
Jul102013

ALG - Senate Republicans should not be intimidated from filibustering nominees

July 9, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not to be intimidated by Senate Democrat threats to repeal the filibuster from Senate Rule XXII:

"Senate Republicans must not be intimidated from asserting their rights as the minority party in the Senate. Rule XXII is very clear that it takes 67 votes to amend Senate rules. Any change to rules by a simple majority would clearly violate standing rules and break almost a century of precedent. Senate Democrats should also be warned that if they do repeal the filibuster in this manner, it will be for all time. When, not if, Democrats again find themselves in the minority, this will be used against them.

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should not be fearful of using the filibuster against nominees like Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department, or Obama's nominees for the National Labor Relations Board. This is nothing more than an idle threat by the Senate majority to bully Republicans into allowing the Senate to become little more than a rubber stamp for nominees."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-republicans-should-not-be-intimidated-from-filibustering-nominees/

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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 call us at 703-383-0880 or visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Friday
May172013

CEI Today: Court ruling on Obama recess appointments, junk science on Fox, and Obama's EPA nominee 

OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS - HANS BADER

Openmarket.org: Obama Recess Appointments Violate Constitution; Another Appeals Court Rules Against the NLRB


Another federal appeals court has ruled that President Obama’s so-called “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because the Senate was not in recess at the time.

Obama’s appointments of the NLRB members would be valid only under a still broader, radically expansive interpretation of the Recess Appointments Clause that would gut the Senate’s power to review Presidential appointments.
> Read more


> Interview Hans Bader

JUNK SCIENCE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Surprising Junk Science on FOX News


FOX published a silly story from Prevention magazine on how chemicals found in popcorn cooked in nonstick pans might give you heart disease based on a single study that found a statistical association, which can occur by mere chance.  How many other studies failed to find an association?  The article doesn’t bother to go there, rather it says:  ” Scary? You bet.”  The article does offer a weak qualifier, stating that “more research needs to be done to determine the specific relationship between PFOA [the chemical used in non-stick the pans] and cardiovascular disease.”


Another recent FOX-published article highlights EWG’s latest Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  Fox offers no  critical analysis of the activist groups’ crazy claims.  > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

EPA (NON)TRANSPARENCY - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org:  Gina McCarthy’s Responses to Sen. Vitter’s Questions Part II: Fuel Economy


Even the Society of Environmental Journalists – hardly a hotbed of libertarians, conservative Republicans, or fossil-fuel industry lobbyists — recently complained that the Obama administration “has been anything but transparent in its dealings with reporters seeking information, interviews and clarification” on environmental, health, and public lands issues, and that, ”The EPA is one of the most closed, opaque agencies to the press.”  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

CEI Podcast for May 16, 2013: A Controversial EPA Nominee

The bitter fight over Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee for EPA Administrator, is headed to the Senate floor under a potential filibuster threat. Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, explains that the deeper cause of this political fight is a startling lack of transparency at the EPA that McCarthy is unlikely to fix.

 


COMING SOON!


Ten Thousand Commandments:
An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

DID YOU KNOW?

U.S. households “pay” $14,768 annually in regulatory hidden tax, “absorbing” 23 percent of the average income of $63,685, and 30 percent of the expenditure budget of $49,705.

CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

FEATURING

THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL


JUNE 20, 2013

 


cei.org/ceidinner

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


"Richard Windsor,” Gina McCarthy, and the Abuse of Power



Featuring Christopher Horner, author of The Liberal War on Transparency and CEI Senior Fellow

Monday, May 20, 2013
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
406 Senate Dirksen Office Bldg

Washington, DC

RSVP:
mebell@cei.org

 



I, Pencil Movie Screening

The Union League Club
Chicago, Illinois

May 21, 2013, 6 - 7:30 PM

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Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship

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