USCG Proposes Revision to Oil Spill Response Exercise Schedule

The Coast Guard recently announced that it is seeking comments on its proposal to revise the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program schedule to conduct area exercises on 4-year rather than 3-year cycles.  Comments are due by Friday, September 5. Since 1994, the Coast Guard has held the exercises once every 3 years.  The Coast… More »


Thursday in Washington

Thursday in Washington: Recess Is Almost Over: With Congress still in recess, speculation continues to build over the impact the President’s budget plan will have on the appropriations process and ongoing efforts to address elements of the sequestration and other pressing fiscal matters facing the Congress. A number of new hearings have been announced focused… More »


Thursday in Recess, Nominations and Gun Control Dominate Talk

DC Cycle: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced her intention to resign from the Department of Labor yesterday. Washington is still waiting to find out who will replace Lisa Jackson at the EPA. Also, the ranking Member Of the Budget Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, has indicated his strong opposition to Jack Lew as the successor to… More »