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CEI Daily Update

Issues in the News


1. Environment

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee holds a hearing on global warming.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis, who will be testifying today, on how we should approach climate change policy:

Regulatory climate strategies impose relatively large costs in the short term for relatively small or speculative benefits many decades hence. Such policies have a high potential to exploit consumers and stifle economic growth.


2. Health

First Lady Laura Bush visits Africa to highlight the battle against malaria.


CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk & Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the impact of the trip:

A story in the Mail and Guardian, an online African newspaper, highlights First Lady Laura Bush’s trip to Africa, where she is ‘shining a spotlight on malaria and aids.’ The story offers great insights into the malaria crisis and the dire impacts of activist campaigns that prevent DDT spraying.


3.  Congress

Senators continue to debate a comprehensive immigration bill.


CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on illegal immigrants and taxes:

The Sessions amendment, agreed to by a majority of the Senate, would have prevented those who were once illegal aliens from receiving the earned-income tax credit (EITC) after being amnestied. The EITC currently results in many low-skilled, low-income households receiving money back from Uncle Sam rather than paying any income taxes at all.


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