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CEI Joins Coalition Urging Rejection of Tariffs on Washing Machines

VIEW FULL DOCUMENT AS PDF Dear Mr. President and Ambassador Lighthizer: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing millions of American taxpayers, we urge you to reject the unnecessary, overly broad relief recommended by the International Trade Commission in Inv. No. TA-201-76 – a safeguard …

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CEI President Commends EPA Administrator Pruitt for Progress Made on Regulatory Reform

This morning, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee to discuss the EPA’s mission. CEI President Kent Lassman commends Administrator Pruitt for the progress EPA has made this year rolling back the agency’s unaccountable regulatory …

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More Briefs Filed with SCOTUS in Forced Union Dues Case

Watchdog News covers CEI’s amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME. Three more briefs were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of an Illinois state worker’s fight against being forced to pay dues to a public employee union. The Buckeye Institute from Ohio …

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Brief of Amicus Curiae in Janus v American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

View Full Document as PDF The injury identified by the plaintiffs in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education was that “a substantial part” of the agency fees they were required to pay a labor union would be used to fund union “activities and programs which …

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CEI Supports Workers, First Amendment in Supreme Court Forced Union Dues Case

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) today filed a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in support of a child support specialist with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services who argues that he should not be compelled to pay dues to a union as a …

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Who Owns The Digital Information About You?

The Hudson Institute covers Carpenter v. United States and CEI’s amicus brief in the case with the Cato Institute and the Committee for Justice. Legal analysts claim that Carpenter v. United States, argued earlier this week before the Supreme Court, is one of the most important Fourth Amendment …

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Obama Mega Donor Financially Backed Solar Company Now Seeking Trade Tariffs

The Daily Caller covers new developments in a company advocating for trade tarrifs on solar panels, which CEI has opposed in a letter with the R Street Institute. One of former President Barack Obama’s wealthiest donors financially-backed a now-insolvent solar company seeking trade tariffs against foreign …

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House Bid to Ax Payday Rule Kicks Off With Bipartisan Support

Bloomberg BNA covers introduced legislation that would block the CFPB’s payday lending rule. A House resolution to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s small-dollar lending rule was introduced Dec.1 by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The legislation uses the Congressional Review Act to halt the bureau’s …

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Comments to the Department of Labor on the 2018 Draft Strategic Plan

View Full Document as PDF Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022.[i] The Plan presents Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s vision for the DOL over the next four years, including how subdivisions …

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