Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:05:47 -0400
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:05:47 -0400President Trump's nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat is through the tough part of his confirmation hearing: questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. E&E News offers six takeaways from the past two days of questioning
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:05:50 -0400House Speaker Paul Ryan's high-stakes gamble to force a vote on a health care rewrite later today will have consequences for tax overhaul and infrastructure legislation that are being closely followed by the energy and environmental communities.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:05:53 -0400Republican appropriators on both sides of Capitol Hill have expressed distaste for the Trump administration's "hard power" approach of increasing defense spending while slashing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's budget by more than $10 billion, or 28 percent.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:05:57 -0400Republicans running for governor in Virginia this year are split on President Trump's proposed elimination of federal funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:00 -0400The New Jersey Sierra Club announced yesterday that it was endorsing former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy for governor in this year's election.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:02 -0400The top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee wants Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to come to Capitol Hill "as soon as possible" to testify about the department's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:04 -0400The official focus of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing yesterday was a revived Republican bill to rewrite key tenets of the Clean Air Act, but Democrats took it as an opportunity to pre-emptively question the potential impact of newly proposed budget cuts on U.S. EPA.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:07 -0400House lawmakers have introduced several bills aimed at securing more infrastructure spending.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:10 -0400House Natural Resources Committee lawmakers yesterday pressed witnesses on the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's $9 billion debt, which could leave residents of the U.S. territory in the dark.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:11 -0400House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conway (R-Texas) has appointed two new staff members, he announced yesterday afternoon.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:15 -0400A bipartisan measure to create a nonprofit that would help the Bureau of Land Management clean up the nation's toxic mining legacy re-emerged yesterday in the House.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:17 -0400Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta promised to uphold the agency's rules during his confirmation hearing yesterday, but declined to say whether silica protections or other new standards will survive President Trump's regulatory review.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:06:19 -0400Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft discussed key concerns related to the service's work on oil spills, pollution enforcement, fisheries management and ice breaking at a Senate hearing yesterday.