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Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the U.S. Senate has an up-coming vote in June to overturn the EPA’s economically dangerous Utility MACT Rule. The Utility MACT rule is estimated to cost over $10 billion annually while only providing $500,000 to $6 million in benefits related to mercury. The EPA is unable to quantify or value the health benefits of the other air toxics regulated by Utility MACT.
The UMACT and You: What the Costliest Rule in EPA History Means for Americans
The EPA’s Utility MACT rule—the costliest rule ever issued by the agency—is a key component of the administration’s War on Coal. Despite the fact that coal is the mainstay of electricity generation, the Obama administration is adopting policies that favor more expensive and less reliable sources of energy, such as wind and solar power. This campaign against fossil fuels can and will hamper innovation and development in the nation’s energy markets, harming consumers and the economy as a whole.
FreedomWorks helped organize a School Choice Rally/Press Conference in front of City Hall in Philadelphia yesterday together with several other organizations. It was so heartwarming to see 700 inner city kids come out to chant for more opportunity and a better future. Every child is entitled to a good education which is essential to leading a happy, productive and rewarding life.
All across our nation this summer, especially in larger cities, millions of Americans will be unable to find a job. The young, the poorly educated, and minorities will be the most affected. The biggest reason is the minimum wage and the barrier it creates to full employment.
We Are So Close In South Carolina School Choice Fight
On Tuesday, South Carolina's Senate Finance Committee voted YES on H.4894, moving school choice to a final vote on the Senate floor.We're one step away from finally putting South Carolina students and parents in control of education!
It has been 1,126 days since the Democrat-led Senate passed a budget. Despite this embarrassing dereliction of duty, on May 16th Senate Democrats forced votes on four budget proposals authored by Republicans. The Republicans countered by forcing a vote on President Obama’s unfeasible plan that would drastically raise government spending and taxes (it was defeated unanimously). Democrats voted against every single Republican budget, despite having failed to offer one of their own.
A Romney/Walker/Daniels/Christie/Jindal/McDonnell/Martinez Ticket May Be The Path To Victory
As we move inexorably closer to the date of the most important presidential election of the 21st century, small government, free market devotees find themselves caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Absent a governing record that inspires, what can Mitt Romney do to cement some support from the base beyond being the less unpalatable of the two main choices?Bill Kristol has an idea.