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 »


Thursday in Washington

Thursday in Washington:   Both the House and the Senate will be in session today.  The Senate continues its consideration of the Marketplace Fairness Act.   Senator Reid filed cloture on the bill yesterday in an attempt to bring consideration of the measure to a conclusion by the end of the week.  The House will be… More »


Wednesday in Washington

Wednesday in Washington: The House and the Senate will be in session today. A large snow storm has descended upon Washington resulting in the partial closure of the federal government. The House will be considering H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. This is… More »