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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:00 -0500


DOE: 'Oops' question one of many likely to dog Perry's confirmation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:00 -0500

Does former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) still want to dismantle the Department of Energy, the sprawling federal entity he's slated to lead if confirmed by the Senate? This is just one of the pressing questions on tap for Perry's confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this Thursday.

INTERIOR: Dems seek clarity from Zinke — but all-out assault unlikely

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:04 -0500

Democratic senators at Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing this afternoon are likely to be more interested in getting clarity about how he would lead the Interior Department than in stoking opposition to his nomination to be secretary.

INTERIOR: Zinke's ties to pipeline company scrutinized

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:07 -0500

Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke's ties to an oil pipeline technology company have some public lands advocates concerned.

EPA: Enviros, industry ready for battle over Pruitt

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:10 -0500

Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for U.S. EPA administrator, will appear before lawmakers this week as environmental and business entities engage in battle over his nomination.

NOMINATIONS: U.N. climate diplomacy looms over Haley confirmation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:13 -0500

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week in the first step toward her confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

COMMERCE: Lawmakers may press Ross on fracking ties

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:15 -0500

Wilbur Ross will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday at a confirmation hearing that was rescheduled from last week.

NEWSMAKERS: 2 freshmen embody GOP ideological divide

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:17 -0500

Arizona's two freshman congressmen are on different sides of the political aisle, but Republican Andy Biggs and Democrat Tom O'Halleran have already illustrated the recent schism in the GOP.

REGULATIONS: Senate to pick up reform momentum

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:19 -0500

The Senate this week will hold its first hearing on regulatory reform since President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to transform the rulemaking process and roll back environmental standards.

FEDERAL AGENCIES: Senate to vote on GAO reform bill

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:55:22 -0500

The Senate is scheduled to vote on legislation today that would strengthen the federal government's top watchdog.