TSCA Reform, Moniz in the House, and Energy Tax Reform Priorities Up For Debate

Wednesday in Washington Recess One Day Closer… The House will be considering a large number of bills today on the floor.  These include: H.R. 2711, the Citizen Empowerment Act; H.R. 2579, the Government Employee Accountability Act; H.R. 1660, the Government Customer Service Act; H.R. 313, the Government Spending Accountability Act; H.R. 1541, the Common Sense in Compensation Act; H.R. 2565, the… More »


This Week: #Senate Takes Up #Energy Efficiency & #KeystoneXL Legislation While House Limits Regulatory Authority of Gov’t

Monday in Washington Do Nothing Congress…Not So Fast This is the last week of business on Capitol Hill before Congress goes on its annual month-long August recess.  Apparently concerned about the “do nothing” label of this Congress, the House intend to pass a large number of bills this week before adjourning.  House leadership intends to… More »


House Cuts EPA Budget 34% & Explores RFS Reform While Senate Weighs Energy Revenue Sharing

Wednesday in Washington: Appropriations Bills Moving Along While Committees Weigh Additional Options for Cuts: The Senate will be taking up a compromise proposal authored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to reduce the interest rates charged on student loans.  The interest rates more than doubled at the beginning of July and… More »


Congress Considers Pipelines, Energy Prices, and DOE Funding

Tuesday in Washington: Work Commences On Energy Funding: Both the House and Senate are in session today.  The House will be taking up H.R. 2609, the FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.  The bill includes massive cuts to funding for DOE grant programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, which could be the subject… More »