3 hrs ago
EPA blasts 'myths' on water jurisdiction rule
The Environmental Protection Agency hit back Thursday after a top Republican accused it of trying to take over large pieces of private land and water.
8 hrs ago
House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018 , two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Blueprint for water 'control'? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push
The Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of waterways in all 50 states while pushing a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, according to a top House Republican who suspects the maps are a blueprint for when it's time to pull the trigger.
Lawmakers to Commerce IG: Alleged whistleblower targeting 'intolerable'
Bipartisan members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee directed the Commerce Department inspector general to halt hiring until it completes an investigation of the office.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks' job prospects
In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith , R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 8/18/2014
Congress is in recess for the remainder of August, but when it returns for just over two weeks in September, much of the focus will turn to crafting a continuing resolution to keep the government open while senators and representatives continue to negotiate a budget.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Illegal Migrant Wave Overwhelming School Districts
Municipal school systems around the country are gearing up to absorb tens of thousands of children who arrived illegally from Central America for the new school year, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
House Republican to EPA: Double-check numbers on climate rule cost
Rep. Lamar Smith is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to double-check its figures on the cost of the administration's climate rule after a recent report faulted the agency on its analyses of regulations.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Miami Herald
A new environmental dispute brews between feds and Texas over water
Foretelling a new environmental battle between state and federal regulators, Attorney General Greg Abbott this week demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back down from a proposal to expand the definition of federal waters to include seasonal and rain-dependent waterways.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Farmington Daily Times
Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad
With money running out for dealing with thousands of unaccompanied minors who came to this country illegally, members of Congress did the predictable.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Unnoticed, Immigration Patriot Democrats Have Gone Extinct
In a sign of how important immigration patriotism has become to the Republican Party, even the neoconservative Washington Free Beacon is calling out Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters of Michigan for supporting border security in Muslim Kosovo -but not the United States.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Texas: Deluxe Detention Center for Illegal Aliens Gets an Upgrade
I've reported earlier about the fancy lodging for alien invaders in Karnes County Texas that cost $30 million to build and included cable TV, basketball courts, a library and Internet access.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
House moves toward border vote
House Republicans were sprinting to the finish line Thursday to secure every last vote to pass an emergency funding measure to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border in a dramatic and chaotic final day of the summer session.
Kansas City InfoZine
Central American Children Tell Congress About Journey to U.S.
"In there, people couldn't sleep. We had to sleep on the floor, and they only gave us a thin nylon blanket," Mayeli Hernandez, 12, from Honduras, said through a translator.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Roger Williams Makes Play for NRCC Chairman
Freshman Rep. Roger Williams of Texas is gunning to challenge current National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden's bid for a second term and is actively seeking meetings with members for his bid, CQ Roll Call has learned.