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CEI Weekly: REINS Act Introduced in House

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CEI Weekly: REINS Act Introduced in House

FEATURE: Reins Act Introduced in House


This week, U.S. Rep. Todd Young introduced the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, a regulatory reform bill originally proposed in the 112th Congress by now-former Congressman Geoff Davis. This time, the bill has 121 co-sponsors. CEI experts issued a statement praising the bill, arguing it could be a chance to bring accountability to Washington. Read the statement here.




Did the Obama Administration Break Its Promise of Transparency?

Chris Horner's interview on Fox Business


Baucus Can Help Montana by Opposing Internet Tax

Jessica Melugin's op-ed in The Missoulian


Greece Shows Us How Poverty Degrades the Environment

Iain Murray's op-ed in The Huffington Post


More Electric Car Charging Stations Open in Atlanta

Marlo Lewis' citation in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


TSA Pulls Plug on Naked Body Scanners

Marc Scribner's citation in Politico


Investing in Foreign Countries

William Yeatman's citation in The Washington Free Beacon


Verizon First Amendment Challenge of Net Neutrality Tests Century of Regulation

CEI's citation in Bloomberg BNA




















January 24, 2013: Gov. McDonnell's Transportation Plan


Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell recently released a headline-grabbing plan for the state’s transportation funding that would abolish the state’s gasoline tax and raise other taxes to make up the difference. Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner is critical of the plan, and prefers policies that fit the user-pays, user-benefits principle.




SEC's White May Be All Right, But CFPB's Cordray Is Still a Constitutional Catastrophe

By John Berlau


Adam Smith's Recommendation to End Illegal Immigration

By David Bier


Economic Freedom Declines Again; Government Control Is Bad For Your Health

By Hans Bader


Greens Complain About BPA-Free Products They Help Spur

By Angela Logomasini