Capitol Hill Ocean Week Focuses on Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas

The recent Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2014 included extensive discussion about climate change, the need and desire for new marine protected areas, and accelerated action and use of executive actions to protect the ocean. Specific topics that were covered included NOAA’s re-establishment of a new national marine sanctuary nomination process, a commitment to have marine… More »


Monday in Washington

Monday in Washington: Neither the House nor the Senate will be voting this week or next as Congress takes a two week recess. Last week, both chambers passed legislation funding the government through the end of the fiscal year. The bill maintained the post sequester funding levels, but it provided more flexibility to many departments… More »


Tuesday in Washington

The Senate is in session today. Having passed the $50.5 B supplemental appropriations bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy (62-36), the Senate is set to consider the nomination of John Kerry to serve as the next Secretary of State. The Senate will then turn to consideration of the House passed debt limit increase which requires… More »