House Passes Bill to Limit Regulations, Carbon Taxes

Chamber of Commerce may include vote in their annual scorecard

House Republicans passed a bill Friday morning to curtail what the GOP calls excessive and expensive federal regulations, including any attempt to implement a tax on industry carbon emissions.

Congressman Says Closing Guantanamo Bay Would Be a Mistake

Pompeo discusses detainees at AEI event
Guantanamo Bay / AP

Prematurely closing the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay would release the most dangerous terrorists currently held by the United States and pose a grave national security threat, according to one representative who recently visited the facility.

Fight Brewing

House GOP, Dems, plan to spar over Keystone XL Pipeline
Keystone XL Pipeline protesters / AP

Supporters of legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone Pipeline say they are happy to engage opponents who signaled Tuesday that they would fight the legislation when it comes up for a vote.

Off the Rails

Obamacare a ‘train wreck,’ according to bill’s supporters
Sen. Max Baucus / AP

Opponents of Obamacare on Thursday seized on warnings from two of its legislative architects that implementation of the law could be disastrous. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and wrote large portions of the law.

Failure Factories

Plant has not produced a single battery designed by lab where Obama spoke Friday, IG reports
Obama speech at Argonne National Laboratory / AP

President Barack Obama touted a new plan to step up green energy subsidies on Friday at an Energy Department laboratory, critics say is emblematic of the government’s failure to succeed with taxpayer-funded green energy projects.

Cut the Credits

Pompeo: End all energy tax credits
Rep. Mike Pompeo / AP

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) has introduced a bill to repeal all federal energy tax credits, calling them bad energy policy and a roadblock to lower energy rates for consumers.