Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:12 -0500
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:12 -0500Mick Mulvaney, the new White House budget chief, spent 62 days and endured two tough hearings before being confirmed by a divided Senate yesterday. But as he moves into his new digs in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the coming days, his massive to-do list might make his contentious confirmation seem easy.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:07 -0500Key lawmakers at the helm of House and Senate panels with jurisdiction over the Clean Air Act are talking about tinkering with U.S. EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the law.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:09 -0500Democrats talked through the night on the Senate floor to draw out the confirmation process for Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee for U.S. EPA administrator.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:04 -0500Top House Democrats who are skeptical of multinational trade deals yesterday unveiled a set of green-tinted principles to guide President Trump in fulfilling his campaign pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:14 -0500It's a little too easy to call the newest coalition on Capitol Hill a joint effort — but it's an apt description for the Cannabis Caucus.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:17 -0500President Trump talked about pipeline development and streamlining the permitting process during a private huddle yesterday with some of his first House supporters, according to Rep. Kevin Cramer.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:18 -0500U.S. EPA's brownfields program will likely be the starting point for a renewed congressional push to revisit and "modernize" key environmental laws, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) said yesterday at a hearing that otherwise exposed deep partisan rifts on the need for changes to landmark air and water quality statutes.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:20 -0500A Hawaii congresswoman yesterday urged appropriators to allocate "robust funding" for environmental cleanup work at military bases.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:22 -0500Sally Yates was a national unknown just three weeks ago.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:23 -0500The chairman of a key Senate subcommittee is eyeing the upcoming push to enact major infrastructure legislation as a vehicle for addressing the National Park Service's multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:25 -0500With a Supreme Court special master favoring Georgia in its long fight with Florida over water supplies, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced legislation yesterday that he hopes will give his state an edge.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:27 -0500New Mexico lawmakers this week introduced bills in both the House and Senate to block gravel mining on federal land north of Albuquerque.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:29 -0500The libertarian Niskanen Center has hired top climate lawyer David Bookbinder as its chief counsel, the think tank announced yesterday.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:31 -0500Duke Energy Corp. has tapped Louis Renjel, a former staffer for Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, as its new vice president of federal government affairs and strategic policy.