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 »

Tuesday in Washington

Both the House and the Senate are in recess this week, so activity on Capitol Hill is at a minimum. The announcement of Senator Johanns’ retirement caught many off-guard, bringing the number to five of Senators not seeking re-election (Rockefeller, Chambliss, Harkin, Lautenberg, and now Johanns). The early favorite to replace Johanns is the current… More »

CBO report for Tax Reform Debate–US Multinationals

As Members of Congress attempt to deal with both the short-term and long-term budget challenges facing the US, both Democrats and Republicans admit that both budget cuts and tax reforms deserve serious consideration. On the spending side, Members have focused on the cost and sustainability of entitlement programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as… More »

Capitol Hill/Washington Review and Items of Interest

Just a quick note on the API State of American Energy event yesterday: the event was great for who was in attendance but seemed more like someone reading stats from an annual report. However, the stats were really good and could be useful to us as talking points or for other publications we put out…. More »