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WHITE HOUSE: Clinton's tenure on Senate EPW: 'very focused, very diligent'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:20 -0400

While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Capitol Hill career has often been reviewed during her two runs for the White House, much of the focus has been on her foreign policy record and work on health care issues. Far less attention has been paid to her time on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, a panel the then-senator from New York served on during her entire tenure in Congress. E&E Daily interviews with more than a dozen current and former lawmakers, aides and other stakeholders, as well as a review of her legislative record, fill out what has been an overlooked part of her time in public service.

APPROPRIATIONS: Congress heads for exits after passing CR

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:21 -0400

Congress passed a stopgap spending bill late last night that averts a government shutdown and sets the stage for lawmakers to hash out a final fiscal 2017 spending package in a post-election, lame-duck session.

WATER POLICY: WRDA passes, but the hardest lift still to come

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:21 -0400

The House's Water Resources Development Act reauthorization bill sailed through the House yesterday after a tense week of political maneuvering over a provision to help the people of Flint, Mich.

CAMPAIGN 2016: Mark Udall stumps for Clinton during 'extended sabbatical'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:22 -0400

DENVER — Former Colorado Sen. Mark Udall (D) is in the midst of urging a room full of would-be voters to back Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in November when he has to pause and ask for clarification — exactly how far away is Election Day?

CLIMATE: Inhofe pleased with Trump's EPA transition pick

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:22 -0400

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe is pleased that Donald Trump has picked a climate change skeptic to head his U.S. EPA transition team.

ADVOCACY: Greens, Obama officials map energy infrastructure strategy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:22 -0400

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz linked infrastructure jobs to the Obama administration's climate change response during a half-day conference yesterday on how federal policymakers can update the electric grid, transportation and water systems.

CAMPAIGN 2016: 'Our elections are secure' — administration official

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:23 -0400

A top administration official yesterday assured members of Congress that the upcoming elections this November will not be hacked.

FLOOD INSURANCE: Bipartisan bill aims to 'stop the madness' on repeated losses

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:23 -0400

Congress is taking aim at how communities address some of the most troublesome properties that require repeated federal flood insurance payouts under the National Flood Insurance Program.

CLIMATE: Senate Dems push for more funding for NOAA risk management

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:23 -0400

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs more funding to safeguard coastal areas and integrate climate science into fisheries management, according to three Democratic senators.

CLIMATE: Group mocks Dem senator for 'tantrum'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:23 -0400

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute fired back at Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday for the Rhode Island Democrat's most recent attempts to link fossil fuel interests to climate denial.

CLIMATE: Think tank urges conservatives to consider carbon tax

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:17:24 -0400

Conservatives should consider a revenue-neutral carbon tax rather than "command-and-control" regulations to address pollution, a free-market think tank argued in a study released today.