Browsing All posts tagged under »Biden Administration Regulatory Agenda«

Small Fish Could Mean Big Trouble For Feds

May 18, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In agreeing to review a far-reaching legal precedent laid down in 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court May 2 opened the door to curtailing federal regulatory agencies’ power to decide for themselves what Congress intended when passing vaguely worded legislation. For nearly four decades, federal agencies have seen their power grow […]

Latest Appliance Energy-Efficiency Mandate Equals Fewer Consumer Choices, Dirtier Dishes

May 16, 2023 by


By Rachael Wilfong ~ How many energy-efficiency mandates are too many? The correct answer is zero. But for the Biden administration, it might be infinity, because the Department of Energy just announced yet another round of efficiency mandates for consumer appliances. The move is just one in a string of similar regulations targeting everything from […]

Comments To EPA On The Proposed Mercury And Air Toxics (MATS) Rule

May 15, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ My name is Bonner Cohen, and I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the agency’s proposed MATS rulemaking on behalf of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). I will confine my remarks to one key aspect of the proposal. This is the first time EPA has updated its MATS […]

Biden Administration’s 82% Cut To Allowable Catch Imperils New England Fishermen, Trade Group Warns

May 5, 2023 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Jerry Leeman III grew up in a family of commercial fishermen in Harpswell, Maine, and says he and others are ready to oppose aggressive federal regulations that could strike a “death blow” to their livelihoods. After being in commercial fishing for 28 years, this week he launched the New England Fishermen […]

Nanny State Throws Kitchen Sink, Aiming For Stove

January 13, 2023 by


By GianCarlo Canaparo and Jack Fitzhenry ~ To some, our public schools are the “nurseries of democracy.” It would be just as accurate to describe the administrative state as the nursery of despotism. Not the cruel “blood and iron” despotism of silly-saluting dictators and their drab-is-fab troopers, but the semi-saccharine, overweening despotism that turns adult […]

What You Need To Know About Biden’s Climate ‘Emergency’

July 22, 2022 by


By Katie Tubb ~ In a speech Wednesday in Massachusetts, President Joe Biden announced that he would use yet more executive action in a bid to push his radical climate agenda, despite recent checks on unilateral presidential action by Congress and the Supreme Court. The administration is aiming to overhaul the energy sector and the […]

NY Times Hates Court’s EPA Ruling: Can USA Be A ‘Civilized Society’ Without Regulations?

July 3, 2022 by


By Clay Waters ~ The front of Friday’s New York Times featured dismayed coverage of another conservative-pleasing ruling from the Supreme Court, this one reining in the Environmental Protection Agency. First up, legal reporter Charlie Savage’s “E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business.” The Supreme Court ruling in the Environmental Protection Agency case on […]

Senate Democrats’ Letters Show FDA Knew About Baby Formula Issues, But Did Nothing

May 20, 2022 by


By Douglas Blair ~ As the nation grapples with a shortage of infant formula, a pair of letters from three Democratic senators indicate that they were aware of the bacterial infections connected to the Abbott Laboratories formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, as far back as February. Yet the three senators, along with the Food and Drug Administration, apparently did nothing […]

How Policymakers Can Address Baby Formula Shortage

May 18, 2022 by


By Daren Bakst and Rachael Wolpert ~ As too many American families know from firsthand experience, there’s a baby formula shortage in the United States. While some politicians will surely view the situation as “not letting a crisis go to waste,” this is a time for immediate and thoughtful solutions that address the actual problems. There […]

New Rule Would Force Climate Change Reporting Requirements On Most Companies In America

April 15, 2022 by


By Patrick Tyrrell ~ The Biden Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed requiring publicly traded companies to not only calculate and report their own greenhouse gas emissions but those of their suppliers, customers, and logistics operators. The proposal could conceivably cover almost every company in America—even those that aren’t publicly traded and don’t fall under […]

Biden Pledges Energy To Europe As He Cripples American Producers

April 11, 2022 by


By Larry Bell ~ Joe Biden’s recent offer to help self-inflicted energy-starved Europe replace Russia as its main natural gas supplier as he works to put American producers out of business is cluelessly paradoxical. The White House posted a joint March 25 statement by President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: “We’re going to […]

Crypto-Clamped! Biden Bites Down On Alternative Currency With New Executive Order

March 10, 2022 by


By Alexander Hall ~ President Joe Biden signed an executive order to ensure government oversight of cryptocurrency and to ensure that it is “equitable” for groups categorized as historically marginalized. Does anything escape government control in this administration? Biden signed an executive order today so that the United States regime can “address any regulatory gaps” […]

Biden Is Disconnected From American’s Reluctance To Be Regulated Out Of Fossil Fuel Prosperity

February 6, 2022 by


By Ronald Stein ~ Civilization has benefited from more than 6,000 products made from the oil derivatives manufactured out of raw crude oil at refineries. None of these products were available to society before 1900. With no known replacement for crude oil in the foreseeable future, President Biden has stated “we are going to get […]

Climate Alarmists And The Fed Make Strange Bedfellows

January 21, 2022 by


By Peter Murphy ~ Climate fanaticism and its accompanying hypocrisy increasingly defines so much of our political, corporate, entertainment and media sectors. An overlapping number of people in those sectors regularly cry wolf about “democracy in peril” when the wrong persons win elections yet are openly supporting imposing climate polices without so much as a […]

Biden’s Climate Power Grab Via Trillions Of Dollars In Annual Federal Procurement

November 27, 2021 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Spending by federal agencies is governed by the extensive Federal Acquisition Regulations or FAR for short. In response to a Biden executive order the FAR Council is conducting a silly public inquiry as to how climate change should be factored into federal spending. The Federal Government spends over $6 trillion […]

Energy And Climate Policies, Cronyism Don’t Belong In Bloated Senate Infrastructure Bill

August 4, 2021 by


By Katie Tubb ~ The infrastructure package being debated in the Senate this week weighs in at a whopping 2,702 pages and $1.1 trillion. While the layman might think of infrastructure as roads and bridges, Washington’s definition is about as nebulous as the measures by which lawmakers are claiming they pay for the bill. Nearly […]

American Families Plan Will Do More Harm Than Good

May 19, 2021 by


By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Those words couldn’t ring truer today as President Joe Biden recently introduced the American Families Plan, a $1.8 trillion taxpayer-funded proposal […]

Subsidizing Manufacturing Is Wrong Approach For US Companies, Workers

May 14, 2021 by


By Elizabeth Hanke ~ President Joe Biden proposes to subsidize with federal tax dollars the manufacturing industry under his American Jobs Plan to “maintain our competitive edge.” The proposal would cost American taxpayers about $300 billion and would specifically aid small and minority-owned businesses, tribal communities, and rural areas. The manufacturing industry in the United […]

Washington Should Steer Clear Of Tax On Vehicle Miles Traveled

March 31, 2021 by


By David Ditch ~ One of the most frequent claims from Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign was that he would only seek tax increases on those earning more than $400,000 per year. That was always a dubious promise, given his expensive big-government agenda, and now we’re seeing examples of how a tax-and-spend approach can hit […]

Biden Ready To Slip Green New Deal Through The Back Door

March 24, 2021 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Green New Deal will be upon us sooner than you think. Not only is the Biden administration planning to roll out a host of climate initiatives on Earth Day (April 22, Lenin’s birthday). The White House and its allies are also in hot pursuit of regulatory means to transform […]

WSJ Editorial Board Rebukes Biden’s Job-Killing ‘Backdoor’ Scheme To Regulate CO2

March 19, 2021 by


By Joseph Vazquez ~ The Wall Street Journal took a sledgehammer to a scheme by President Joe Biden’s administration to push job-killing climate regulations without congressional approval. A new Journal editorial exposed how “Democratic AGs, green groups and a top Biden environmental regulator are colluding on a plan to impose the Green New Deal on states through […]

GOP Attorneys General Set To Check Biden, Liberals

February 10, 2021 by


By Fred Lucas ~ As President Joe Biden issued more than 40 executive actions with less than a month in office and Democrats took control of Congress, Republican attorneys general in the states appear poised to be the strongest check on overreach by the federal government. “Everything is fair game. We are going to defend […]

If Biden Tightens Fuel Economy Standards, Consumers Will Be Squeezed

February 2, 2021 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ On Day One of his presidency, President Joe Biden started to reverse course on U.S. energy and environmental policy with a slew of executive orders. His decisions to reenter the Paris Agreement and cancel the Keystone XL pipeline received much attention. But his order telling his agencies to review the Trump administration’s […]