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 »

House Passes Offshore Drilling Bills, Congress Goes On Recess

Monday in Washington: Congress Goes on Recess: Should be a slow week in Washington.  Congress is on recess this week for the July 4th holiday.  Before leaving town, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation by a vote of 68-32. The House passed H.R. 1613, the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, by a vote… 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 »

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 »