Senate Nuclear Option Exposes Lack of Experience While ENR Considers Increased US Oil Production

Tuesday in Washington: Lack of Experience Starting to Show: Following three hours of deliberation in the Old Senate Chamber last night, the Senate continues to struggle with an effort brought forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid to change the Senate rules with respect to filibusters of political nominees.  Proponents of the change say it is… More »


Congress Reviews Increased Domestic Oil Production Effects on Energy Prices

HBW Energy & Politics Daily Update Monday in Washington: Despite the procedural standoff unfolding in the Senate, this will be a very busy week on Capitol Hill. Hearings and markups in both the House and the Senate on energy legislation are planned.  In the Senate, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will review the impact… More »


Wednesday in Washington

Wednesday in Washington: Web Link Retirements Mount, Intrigue Ensues: The Senate and the House are in session today. The biggest news coming out of yesterday was the unexpected announcement that Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), the current Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, would not seek re-election in 2014.  Many speculate that the decision may be due to… More »


Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Jewell Nomination for DOI

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Jewell Nomination for DOI Sen. Wyden allowed about 30 minutes of comments from the Senators before Murkowski called a vote. 19-3 in favor of moving Sally Jewell’s nomination forward. Barrasso, Heller and Risch dissented. Summary: Sally Jewell received strong bipartisan support amongst the Senate Energy and Natural Resources… More »