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July Townhall Meetings
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July Townhall Meetings

Congress adjourned last Friday for its weeklong July 4th recess. Since many Representatives use this time to spend time in their districts, this means that it is a perfect opportunity for you to seek them out and find out their stances on key issues. For your convenience we have assembled a list of district town hall meetings. This list is by no means comprehensive and Representatives and Senators may be holding meetings with their constituents that are not on this list. If your representative or senator’s name does not appear, please contact their district offices to find out when they are making public appearances or to schedule a meeting.

07/02/2002
WorldCom Too Big to Fail, Chief Says
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WorldCom Too Big to Fail, Chief Says

BY Jube Shiver

WASHINGTON -- Discounting predictions that WorldCom Inc. might file for bankruptcy protection, Chief Executive John W. Sidgmore said Tuesday that the second-biggest U.S. long-distance telephone carrier is too big to fail and that it remains a "key component of our nation's economy and communications infrastructure." Sidgmore, in his most extensive public remarks since WorldCom disclosed last week that it uncovered a major accounting fraud, pledged full cooperation with federal regulators and said the company is working with its lenders to avoid a bankruptcy filing.

07/02/2002
Policy Derailment
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Policy Derailment

This week, Congress is expected to give Amtrak an emergency $210 million loan to keep the floundering passenger rail monopoly out of bankruptcy. Although unfortunate for both taxpayers and intercity rail passengers, this expected development is illustrative of not only how indiscriminately policymakers spend tax dollars, but also how short-term solutions aimed at protecting special interests take precedence over comprehensive policy initiatives.

06/25/2002
Regulatory Rollback?
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Regulatory Rollback?

Recent reports that the Bush administration has eased the standards for New Source Review and that the Office of Management and Budget is looking to work with the EPA as it drafts new rules for soot have many in the environmental community crying “regulatory rollback.” Proponents of command-and-control regulation imply that any reform measures are letting polluters off the hook and turning the clock backwards. In reality, it is becoming increasingly evident that many federal regulations provide little or no benefit to the public. Outdated or unnecessary regulations do, however, raise consumer prices, threaten American jobs, and reduce the competitiveness of American firms in a global economy.

06/18/2002
The Whole Government Needs Restructuring
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The Whole Government Needs Restructuring

“What I am proposing tonight is the most extensive reorganization of the federal government since the 1940s … The reason to create this department is not to increase the size of government, but to increase its focus and effectiveness.” President George W. Bush

06/11/2002
Legislating Trust
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Legislating Trust

If, as Senator Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) has said, the Enron scandal is no longer a “feeding frenzy” that impels legislative action, perhaps the spate of scandals that have emerged since Enron’s collapse – Global Crossing, Tyco, Adelphia Communications, CMS Energy, Williams, WorldCom, Reliant – will cause enough turmoil in the financial markets to cause Congress to act. After all, everyday the market continues to underperform is another day the baby boomers must put off retirement. And as the oldest of the “me” generation approach 60, the political impetus for political solutions to the equity decline will be palpable.

06/11/2002
Watchdogs and Regulators
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Watchdogs and Regulators

It is late spring in Washington and spending is the topic of the season. Congress is currently struggling to pass some $30 billion in supplemental spending for 2002 as well as a federal budget for 2003 that includes over $700 billion in discretionary spending. These spending battles are highly publicized, and budget hawks are quick to highlight the pork tucked away in these spending bills. Yet, at the same time, almost 130,000 federal regulators are quietly finalizing over 4,000 new rules and regulations that are estimated to cost Americans more than $800 billion this year. Despite the fact that the regulatory burden is greater than discretionary spending, it is rare for regulations to receive the public scrutiny devoted to federal spending.

06/04/2002
Antitrust Bureaucrats Hijack Airline Industry
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Antitrust Bureaucrats Hijack Airline Industry

As United Airlines and US Airways plunge further into debt, both airlines have little choice but to seek concessions from employees, apply for government-guaranteed loans, and potentially file for legal relief from debts through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While the effects of September 11th on airline travel cannot be underestimated, particularly for US Airways which has a traffic hub at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, much of the airlines’ financial turmoil could have been averted had the Bush administration allowed the two airlines to merge. Instead, the Justice Department demanded concessions that would have nullified the benefits of the union and United decided to terminate the deal in July of 2001.

05/28/2002
A Constituent By Any Other Name
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A Constituent By Any Other Name

Congress is out of town this week enjoying a Memorial Day recess. I hope everyone had time over the holiday to find their representative at an event to ask them about their support for permanent elimination of the Death Tax or about their support for personal retirement accounts! If not, you still have a few days with them in town; give them a call, see if you can meet. We here at CSE are always happy to provide you with talking points or issues that you can discuss! That actually brings me to what I wanted to write about today -- your power as a constituent.

05/27/2002
Cultural Pollution and Life-Saving Medication
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Cultural Pollution and Life-Saving Medication

It is an open secret that the political institutions of the United States are often captured by economic interests who seek to further their own agendas at the expense of what can colloquially be referred to as the “greater good.” While much of the impetus for increased regulation of donations to political parties and their candidates has been based on a desire to “return” political decision-making to its traditional roots, as any student of the Constitution and the Federalist Papers can attest, this problem has been around as long as representative government has existed.

05/21/2002

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