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CEI Today: Obama's oil tax and pen-and-phone, the Zika virus, and more 


Monday, February 8, 2016
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President Obama Will Propose $10 a Barrel Tax on Oil To Pay For $32 Billion Green Transit Slush Fund

With oil selling at roughly $30 a barrel, this would amount to a one-third increase in the cost of oil. There is no chance that the 114th Congress will enact this new $32 billion tax plus green slush fund, so it’s not clear why the President doesn’t follow his tried and true practice and just impose it by executive order. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


New Congressional Task Force To Address Obama's Executive Overreach

The president’s frequent taunting of Congress, his boasts that he’d go around them to make law with his “pen and phone” when Congress doesn’t do his bidding, resulted in the creation of the bipartisan, six-month Executive Overreach Task Force of 2016 by the House Judiciary Committee. 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


Zika Wake-Up Call

Disease control is limited by the lack of political will to use all tools in our arsenal, including politically incorrect pesticides.  > Read more




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MANCHESTER, NH – Congressman Frank Guinta issued the following statement today, after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would review President Obama’s decision to grant work permits and government benefits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants, under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program, as well as an expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):


“Our system of checks and balances, designed to prevent abuse by any one branch of government, is working as our Founding Fathers intended: The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the President’s executive orders to legalize almost 5 million illegal immigrants – orders that 26 states and several federal courts have deemed unconstitutional, violations of federal law. More broadly, the Court will decide whether the Constitution’s requirement that the President ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ applies to President Obama and his successors.


“The President entered office promising to reign in executive powers. He has said he lacks authority to unilaterally change our country’s immigration laws. Yet numerous times, facing popular resistance, the President has circumvented our democratic institutions to implement his policies. In the case of these immigration orders, the Administration failed even to properly notify the public. As it has on many occasions, I’m confident the Court will find against the President’s overreach –  in favor of a majority of states, Congress and the American people. Granite Staters deserve safe and secure borders. Privileges of U.S. residence should be reserved for legal immigrants, who endure the rigorous application process.”   


Rep. Guinta (NH01), Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.




SEIA - Solar Industry Commends President Obama’s #SOTU Commitment to Clean Energy 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: 

“In his final State of the Union, President Obama made it abundantly clear that solar energy is a key solution for America as we usher in the era of clean energy development.

“Since the president took office in 2009, the cost of solar energy has dropped by more than 70 percent, there's 30 times the amount of solar generation and our industry has created 173,000 American jobs. Solar energy growth will continue because it is affordable, improves the air we breathe and creates strong American jobs.

“As the President noted, solar development is saving American households millions of dollars every year in energy costs, and those savings will continue to accumulate year after year. The next president will benefit from this domestic economic engine. Between 2016 and 2020, our industry will pump $132 billion into the American economy and solar generation will quadruple, supplying enough electricity to power 20 million homes.

"Today, nearly 209,000 Americans work in the U.S. solar industry, according to a report issued today by The Solar Foundation. One in every 83 new jobs in 2015 was a solar job and within five years, there will be 420,000 Americans working in the solar industry.

"As an industry, we look forward to carrying out President Obama’s vision for solar development during his final year in office and well beyond.”


About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at






WASHINGTON – Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement, after attending the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress tonight:


“The President’s address was an opportunity to look back on the last seven years of an Administration that promised national unity, economic recovery and peace, and to honestly assess our progress. Today, the United States, where a majority of Americans say our country is headed in the wrong direction, faces persistent economic stagnation and growing threats abroad. The broken promises and poor results, however, can help point us in a better direction – to a renewed commitment to policies of economic freedom and international leadership.  While ourproblems may be great, our resolve is greater. New Hampshire, hosting the nation's first primary race, is already looking to the future. Soon, we will look at the last seven years as only a deviation, as Americans chart a new course to prosperity.”


Rep. Guinta is Manchester, New Hampshire’s former mayor and a member of the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, as well as Monetary Policy and Trade. He co-founded the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.




YRNF - Chairman, Dennis Cook, Responds to Barack Obama’s last State of the Union

My fellow young Americans, tonight we were reminded why #FailureIsNotAnOption for Republicans in 2016. In words and in practice, President Obama and the Democrats have completely FAILED our nation. The American Dream has now become an ideal that our generation may never see.  
The President applauds himself for low unemployment rates, yet this artificial number means nothing for our generation. As many of us leave universities with thousands of dollars of debt, we end up with jobs which may not adequately meet our needs to live. In fact, 44% of recent college graduates who are in their 20s are stuck in low-wage, dead-end jobs because employers have been forced to restructure their businesses.  Companies are now hiring mostly part-time employees to get around expensive Obamacare mandates in order to stay in business. 

And, speaking of his namesake "achievement," 12 out of 23 ACA co-ops have FAILED, adding 1.2 billion to the debt through defaulted loans which our generation must pay off.  Millennials are also now forced to pay thousands of dollars more in deductibles, copays, and premium payments for health insurance than we did before Obamacare. Major insurers are leaving the program, citing the FAILED math the entire poorly thought out system was built upon.  
The President’s other self-entitled achievements are equally as stomach-churning. How can he tell us with a straight face that we are "safer?" The President has FAILED us on foreign policy, too. President Obama touts the Iran Nuclear Deal as a success. But how can a deal which Iran has already violated twice by testing ballistic missile tests -- while chanting "Death to America" -- be seen as anything but a massive FAILURE? How can a deal that places Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East, at grave risk, be called anything other than a massive FAILURE? With ISIS sympathizers attacking Christmas parties in California and police officers on the streets of Philadelphia... feeling safe -- even when taking a quick trip to the store for milk -- is no longer guaranteed.  Our sense of strength is gone; President Obama has FAILED to protect our nation. 
And yet, no matter how many times he blames the Republicans, the truth remains striking: He is the President who FAILED to provide the “Hope & Change” he campaigned on eight years ago. He is the President who FAILED to build-up the middle class. And he is the President who FAILED to make the outlook for our generation brighter than the last.  
There has never been a more important time in our country's history to unite not only as Republicans but as Americans! 

Young Americans of every color, religion, gender, creed and sexual orientation must unite under one flag -- the American flag -- to promote an honest candidate, a righteous candidate, a candidate who will lead our nation and our generation to better days. 

As a leader of this effort, I promise you, #FailureIsNotAnOption for the Young Republicans or my generation.

Dennis Cook
Young Republican National Federation

About YRNF:

The Young Republican National Federation, headed by Chairman Dennis Cook and Co-Chairman Chris Carmona, is an official auxiliary organization under the RNC. YRNF represents Republican voters between the ages of 18 and 40 across America. The national youth wing of the GOP represents members of both state and local chapters of the Young Republicans.