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Wednesday
Jul292015

US Rep Guinta statement on passage of REINS Act 

 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, to rein in Washington’s out-of-control regulatory machine by requiring a congressional vote before any regulation or rule costing more than $100 million goes into effect.  

 

“Right now, American job creators and households are being buried under an avalanche of federal regulations – costing small businesses over a trillion dollars per year and countless hours to ensure its compliance with these rules and regulations.  Small businesses are the backbone of New Hampshire’s economy; and, Congress must do everything in its power to eliminate hurdles preventing business growth, new jobs and competition. 

 

The REINS Act prevents the Obama Administration from issuing further harmful and expensive regulations by requiring Congressional approval in a fast, efficient and accountable manner.”

 

According to a 2014 report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, businesses pay around $1.86 trillion each year.  The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that compliance with federal regulation costs manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees $34,671 a year. 

 

The REINS Act guarantees that no major regulation over $100 million becomes effective until Congress approves it.  Furthermore, it guarantees a fast up or down vote within 70 legislative days.

 

To read H.R. 427, please click here.

 

 

Tuesday
Jul142015

CEI Today: "I, Whiskey," the Pope + climate change, and regulatory dark matter 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In the News Today

 

WHISKEY FILM CROWDFUNDING - RICHARD MORRISON

Join the "I, Whiskey" Team

The Competitive Enterprise Institute's newest film project, I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market, is currently in production, and you can help make it a success. We’re supporting the project with a crowd-funding campaign at Indiegogo, the largest global fundraising site, just launched today.  > Read about I, Whiskey

 

> Interview an expert
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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THE POPE & CLIMATE CHANGE  - MARLO LEWIS

If You Only Read One Commentary on the Papal Encyclical . . .

 

The recent Papal Encyclical on “care of our common home” calls for “changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat [global] warming,” and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, based on the assessment that fossil-fueled economies are “unsustainable” and “can only precipitate catastrophes.”
 
If that assessment were correct, population would be smaller today, and worse off, than in previous decades and centuries.  > Read more 


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

REGULATORY DARK MATTER - WAYNE CREWS


Congress Better Fix 'Regulatory Dark Matter'

Congressional reforms under consideration include automatic sunsetting of rules, versions of a base-closure style regulatory reduction commission (something bi-partisan for a change), and regulatory budgets. > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

 

    

 

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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
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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
 

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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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