Competitive Enterprise Institute

When a Bureaucrat Asks for Less Power, Give it to Him

Former Congressman Mick Mulvaney is now a bureaucrat — so he proclaimed at a Congressional hearing on April 18. The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told the House Committee on Appropriations, “I’m a member of the bureaucracy, I’m a member of the executive branch of the …

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Trump's Regulatory Slowdown Is Real

Reason Magazine discusses the deregulatory actions of the Trump administration and Ten Thousand Commandments, CEI’s assessment of the size of the regulatory state. On one hand, there is no doubt that the Trump administration has made slashing federal regulations a key policy goal. During his presidential …

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Here's a Reason for Libertarians to Love Trump

The Washington Examiner profiles Ten Thousand Commandments: CEI’s vice president for policy, Clyde Wayne Crews, cheered the current administration for cutting back on red tape and for reducing the pace of new regulations. Still, he told Reason, there’s a lot of work to be done. …

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Insight: 'Wayfair': Covering the Waterfront—Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondents

Bloomberg BNA analyzes at CEI’s amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair:  This brief takes a different tack from the others, adopting a nomenclature and approach unfamiliar to those in state tax field. The amicus brief’s seven-page summary is by far the longest of any of the amicus briefs and contrasts …

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Trump is Cutting Through Regulations, but Only Congress Can Make it Last.

When President Trump first took office he issued a handful of executive orders to cut red tape and reduce the ways that Washington micromanages Americans’ lives. As the news cycle has shifted to Russia, Syria and tax reform, among other things, the administration has quietly used …

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CFPB $1 Billion Fine Against Wells Fargo Shows Regulator Power in Trump Era

On news today that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) will impose a combined fine of $1 billion against Wells Fargo stemming from bank policies on mortgage interest rates and auto loan insurance, Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow John …

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VIDEO: Jessica Melugin Discusses Internet Sales Tax on Washington Journal

Jessica Melugin, associate director of the Center for Technology & Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, joined Washington Journal on C-SPAN to discuss the recent Internet sales tax case argued before the Supreme Court. Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018Source: Washington JournalIssues: Tech and TelecomReferenced experts: Jessica MeluginMedia appearance type: Citations …

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Lawmaker Seeks Improvements in Aviation Safety Regulation

Today, Rep. Mark Meadows (R, N.C.) introduced a significant reform amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation. The amendment directs the FAA to use performance-based standards to achieve safety goals, an approach that allows for innovation and safety gains over government micro-managing. CEI senior …

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Senate Votes Down Unfair CFPB Auto Lending Rule

CEI praised the Senate today for voting down the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that unfairly penalized auto lenders for any unintentional disparate impact in loans to minority consumers. CEI senior fellow John Berlau criticized the Bureau for unleashing a rule that does more …

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SEC to Propose Investor Fiduciary Rule

In the wake of a court ruling against a controversial Obama-era Labor Department rule expanding liability for investment advice, the Securities and Exchange Commission today is expected to offer its own version of such a rule. CEI senior fellow John Berlau hopes for a better …

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