CEI Daily Update
Issues in the News
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee holds a hearing on global warming.
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.
First Lady Laura Bush visits Africa to highlight the battle against malaria.
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.
Senators continue to debate a comprehensive immigration bill.
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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