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CFTC hearing confronts oil speculation

On Wednesday July 17th, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing regarding the reauthorization of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  The CFTC is charged with implementing the regulations set forth in the Dodd Frank Wall Street … Continue reading

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Proposed legislation regulating independent agencies is flawed

On July 9th, USA Today contributor Darrell Delamaide penned an excellent column regarding recently introduced legislation (S. 1029, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013) which seeks to affect the regulatory process.  As the column highlights, the quest to subject independent regulatory … Continue reading

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Senator Wyden Calls for Investigation of Oil Market Manipulation

Today, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the alleged price manipulation of the oil markets by three major oil companies in Europe.  … Continue reading

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In advance of looming mark-up, ALPA writes Senate in opposition to S. 3468

Today, ALPA sent a letter of opposition regarding S. 3468 - The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  S. 3468 would require independent agencies to conduct cost benefit analyses at the … Continue reading

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Oil Speculation Update: Court Ruling Muddies the Water for CFTC

Recently, the United States District Court for District of Columbia vacated the positions limit rule issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  CFTC was charged with developing such a rule when the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became … Continue reading

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New legislation threatens labor and pension agencies

Today, a coalition of organizations, including many labor groups, sent a letter to Capitol Hill voicing our opposition to S.3468 “The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012”.  ALPA has been engaged on this issue and has signed the letter … Continue reading

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Fuel prices continue to rise- what can we do about it?

Last week, AAA reported fuel prices are rising, up nearly a quarter from this time last month.  Fuel represents an airline’s biggest cost, and as aviation employees ALPA pilots are exceedingly concerned about the impact of fuel prices on the … Continue reading

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