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Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:23 -0500


REGULATIONS: Trump updates agenda, boasts killing hundreds of rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:23 -0500

The White House this afternoon released the administration's second regulatory plan, a sweeping survey for all federal agency actions.

FEDERAL WORKFORCE: Pay freeze in fiscal 2019 — leaked document

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:23 -0500

Federal employees may have to contend with a pay freeze in 2019.

TAX POLICY: Renewable energy fix will be in final bill — conferees

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:24 -0500

Key Republican senators said today they've tentatively agreed on a compromise to fix provisions included in the Senate's tax bill that renewable energy interests said would have threatened investment in U.S. projects.

DRINKING WATER: EPA moves toward revising Lead and Copper Rule

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:25 -0500

President Trump's U.S. EPA today took the first step toward revising a high-profile rule intended to limit the amount of lead and copper in drinking water.

URANIUM: Barrasso asks EPA to ditch groundwater monitoring rule

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:25 -0500

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) urged U.S. EPA today to withdraw groundwater monitoring regulations for in-situ uranium recovery.

EPA: 'There's sewage covering the floors' at headquarters

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:26 -0500

There's a leak at U.S. EPA headquarters.

LAW: Senate confirms pick for 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:27 -0500

The Senate this afternoon voted to send former Texas Solicitor General James Ho to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: Group launches $1M ad campaign aimed at 3 Republicans

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:27 -0500

A Montana-based conservation group is spending $1 million on an ad campaign urging Republican lawmakers in a trio of Western states to oppose additional changes to national monuments.

HOUSE: Paul Ryan's office on retirement rumors: 'pure speculation'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:42:28 -0500

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will likely retire after the 2018 elections, according to a Politico article that describes conversations between the speaker and associates.