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Friday
Jul032015

CEI Today: Regulation tally, online gambling, gov't union privilege, and the Vatican in the climate debate 

Thursday, July 2, 2015
In the News Today

 

MID-YEAR REGULATION TALLY - WAYNE CREWS

Choke: 1,568 new regs, 38,000 Federal Register pages already this year

 

President Obama is making good on his promise to impose new federal regulations with a phone and pen, inking 1,568 already this year while also expanding into "regulatory dark matter" like lawsuits and guidance memos, according to a watchdog group.
 

Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, issued his mid-year review of new rules and regulations and said that there have already been 130 considered "significant," with an economic impact of over $100 million annually. > Read the Washington Examiner report by Paul Bedard

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

ONLINE GAMBLING - MICHELLE MINTON


Gloves are off in lobbying war for online gambling

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in D.C. this summer. The battle over state-based online gambling has reached a fever pitch. Behind closed doors, the push for Congress to vote on the bill before adjourning for summer recess has intensified and the tactics become more extreme. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton
 

GOV'T UNION PRIVILEGE - TREY KOVACS

Government Union Privilege Highlights Necessity to End Forced Union Dues in Public Sector

Every worker should be able to get and keep a job without being forced to pay union dues. Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a case that could make that a reality by ending compulsory union dues payments in state and local public employment. > Read more 


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

VATICAN IN CLIMATE DEBATE - MYRON EBELL

Vatican Downplays Political Involvement in Climate Debate While Joining Forces with Radical Leftist Naomi Klein


The Vatican appears thrilled to have the world’s most glamorous anti-captialist crusader co-chairing their climate conference.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

 

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

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Monday
Jun152015

CEI Today: Trade, Ex-Im Bank, absent from regulation report, and more 

Monday, June 15, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

House TPA Rejection Protects the Past at the Expense of the Future
 

The House is poised to vote - again - on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Unfortunately, there has been some misinformed criticism, in Congress and elsewhere, of so-called “fast track” legislation. Under TPA, the President has the authority to negotiate trade agreements if certain criteria established by Congress are met. Then Congress reviews the agreement and the implementing legislation and has to vote on the bill with no amendments allowed. > Read more

> View a recent press conference about the TPA vote


> Interview Fran Smith
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

 

American Spectator: Abolish Ex-Im Bank, Don't Reform It
 

The bank, Ex-Im for short, cannot be effectively reformed for two reasons. First, Congress has no appetite for substantive changes. Second, corruption and favoritism are inevitable consequences of Ex-Im’s very mission. As such, Congress should let the agency’s charter expire. > Read the American Spectator commentary


> Interview Ryan Young


REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

 

How Many Significant Regulations Escape Congress' Notice?
 

The Spring 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions was released in late May, presenting recently completed actions and ongoing priorities of the federal bureaucracy. It covered 3,260 rules and regulations in the pipeline. Shortly after the Agenda appeared, the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping new Clean Water Rule on nationwide permitting on private property was released and got a lot of attention in the news. It’s known as the Waters of the United States rule, and promises huge burdens on landowners and farmers who have no “navigable waters” on their property. Yet, when I glanced at the list of economically significant rules in the Unified Agenda, this heavyweight wasn’t listed among them. > Read more
 

> Interview Wayne Crews
 

MORE IN THE NEWS...
 

Union Official Time Breeds Corruption

 




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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.

Friday
May222015

CEI Today: Regulation, the NLRB, mass transit commutes, and more 

Friday, May 22, 2015
In the News Today

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

 
Forbes: A Comprehensive Regulatory Reform Agenda, Barack Obama Veto Pen Notwithstanding
 
Congress passes a few dozen laws each year, but regulators meanwhile  issue several thousand rules and regulations. On top of that, “regulatory dark matter“ like presidential and agency memos, guidance documents, bulletins and press releases may enact policy directly or indirectly. When it comes to federal regulation and red tape, I like to break it down into (1) the existing hairball and (2) what hasn’t happened yet. > Read the Forbes commentary
 

PARTISAN LABOR RELATIONS BOARD - TREY KOVACS

 

Defund the Partisan NLRB

Evidence is aplenty that the NLRB acts as a stooge for organized labor at the expense of equality in bargaining power. The recently implemented ambush election rule is front and center. > Read more 

MASS TRANSIT COMMUTES - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Long Mass Transit Commutes Are Horrible for Your Health

 

I personally find it hilarious that transit boosters implicitly accept that the direct mobility benefits of transit are so low that they need to fling every possible co-benefit spaghetti at the wall in order to justify unjustifiable mass transit subsidies. But to you who drive alone to work and are now scared your car is secretly killing you, don’t worry. It’s the transit riders with commutes twice as long as yours who may need to worry. > Read more 

SEN. WARREN & TRADE AGREEMENTS - FRAN SMITH

 

Sen. Warren Gets Hit on Trade Issues

Sen. Warren’s arguments are bogus on “secret” trade deals. Many of her other arguments are bogus as well.
 > Read more

 

> Related: Trade Promotion Authority in the Senate: Do-It-Yourself Economics


> Interview Fran Smith
 

MORE IN THE NEWS
 

Saving the Bees vs. Pork Barrel Spending

 

 

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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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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Tuesday
May192015

CEI Today: Dodd-Frank burdens, Chipotle's GMOs, Big Ethanol's ad campaign, and more 

Monday, May 18, 2015
In the News Today

 


DODD-FRANK BURDENS - JOHN BERLAU

 
Dodd-Frank’s Thousands of Commandments and Near-Zero Benefits
 
A study released last week found that Dodd-Frank, based on the economic effects of increasing the cost of lending, could result in the loss of  “$895 billion in reduced Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the 2016-2025 period, or $3,346 per working age person.” > Read more
 
 

CHIPOTLE'S GMOs - GREG CONKO

 

Health Care News: CHIPOLTE BACKING DOWN ON ITS GMO-FREE CLAIM

 

Chipotle announced it was going to eliminate GMO ingredients in its corn and cooking oils, but the big one that no one seems to talk about is the cheeses, says Greg Conko, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Chipotle has not made any announcement about getting rid of cheese produced with Chymosin.  > Read more

 

ETHANOL'S AD CAMPAIGN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Ethanol Industry Ad Campaign: Fuels America or Fools America?

As the June 1 deadline approaches for EPA to propose Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates, biofuel lobbyists are cranking up their political and PR efforts to sway EPA’s decision. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

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May 20

 

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 > cato.org
 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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