Tag Archives: Competitive Enterprise Institute

EPA IRIS Program Is Hardly The “Gold Standard”

Don’t be fooled by those who say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) sets the gold standard for chemical risk assessments. In addition to a long history of sloppy research, lack of transparency, and low productivity, IRIS suffers from a more fundamental flaw that recent reform efforts …

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Republicans Giving the Boot to Obama's Onerous Regulations

The Washington Times cited the Clyde Wayne Crews on the overextension of government regulation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s findings of the extreme cost of federal regulations to the American economy. To provide some context, in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final year in office, his administration …

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Trump, the Six Billion Dollar Man*

The Wall Street Journal cited CEI’s Clyde Wayne Crews regarding the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts.   History shows that when a new President arrives in Washington, many elements of his campaign agenda do not survive the first 100 days in office. Others are jettisoned over …

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CEI Report: Europe's General Data Protection Regulation Costs Everyone, Provides Little

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a new set of privacy rules aimed at giving EU residents more control over their data, will go into effect this Friday, May 25. This regulation will have far-reaching effects, both online and offline, and affect companies around …

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Government Report Breaks Down Taxpayer Funded Union Hours

InsideSources cited Trey Kovacs on the irony and need for getting rid of “official time” where union officials are paid with tax-payer dollars while conducting union business but do no work for the public agency from which they’re paid. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) …

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Congress Just Voted to Repeal a Few Bits of Dodd-Frank

Reason cited John Berlau on the boon to small banks in being able to provide financial relief to Americans that is occuring with deregulation of Obama-era financial regulations which pressured small banks by regulating them at the same standard as larger banks.  Congress voted Tuesday …

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CEI Commends House Passage of Modest Banking Reforms, Urges Congress to Go Further

Today, the House considered and passed The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act aimed at scaling back a few bad Dodd-Frank bank regulations. The legislation, S. 2155, already passed the Senate in March 2018.  CEI Senior Fellow John Berlau released a statement echoing the importance of …

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How Trump Can Build on Regulatory Reform: Borrow From Reagan's Playbook

The Hill cited the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the cost which federal regulations pass onto consumers. One of the most successful policy achievements of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress has been rolling back excessive federal regulations. The synergy between the executive and legislative …

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The Race Is On for Slice of Lucrative US Gambling Pie

The Daily Mail cited Michelle Minton on the conditions which observers ought expect will rise across different states concerning the management and taxation of online sports betting following the recent withdrawal of a ban on such entertainment by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court left …

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Net Neutrality Regulations Are Harmful, Unnecessary, and Unconstitutional

Today, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, expressing disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The resolution is an attempt to restore the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to regulate Internet service providers like public utilities. The Competitive Enterprise Institute continues …

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