6 hrs ago
Center for Global Development
SFRC Hearing: Moss Proposes Stronger OPIC and CODAid
The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development held a hearing on "Different Perspectives on International Development Assistance" on Wednesday with CGD's own Todd Moss testifying about why US development assistance matters, but also it can be improved-from limiting the number of agencies involved, to linking the budget ... (more)
7 hrs ago
The Huffington Post
Vulnerable Dem Targeted By Bloomberg Group
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group in favor of gun control and backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a new ad campaign Thursday against Sen.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
Republicans press NRC chair for answers on Yucca Mountain
The crisis that engulfed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and threatened to tip the scales on the Yucca Mountain project last year is in the past, if the bipartisan nods of reserved approval that new chairwoman Allison MacFarlane received at her reconfirmation Thursday are any indicator.
Keep climate change out of Keystone decision, GOP warns in letter to Obama
Two dozen Senate Republicans are warning President Obama not to link "wholly unrelated" climate change policies to approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Wed May 22, 2013
Senate Leaders Millionaires in Disclosure Data
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both reported their net worth in the millions of dollars as the U.S. Senate today released personal financial disclosure reports for its members.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Obamacare myth about small business
But the new law's rules don't apply to the vast majority of small businesses. The employer mandate , which forces firms to start providing insurance in 2014, pertains only to companies with at least 50 full-time workers.
Mon May 20, 2013
Lawmakers' bills keep spotlight on ICD-10 debate
Sen. Tom Coburn has introduced a Senate version of the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, a bill aimed at blocking HHS from implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, which it is scheduled to do on Oct.
Sun May 19, 2013
Wyoming Reacts to Proposed Fracking Rule
The rule, announced Thursday by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, would require oil and gas companies drilling on public land to disclose the chemicals they use in the sometimes controversial drilling practice.
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
Energy Department OKs Second Natural Gas Export Project
Freeport LNG Development's liquefied natural gas receiving terminal in Freeport, Texas while under construction.
Thu May 16, 2013
The EPA Snake Pit
Under President Obama, two women have been the director of the Environmental Protection Agency , Carol Browner, who served in the Clinton administration and was one of the " czars " Obama appointed; her acolyte Lisa Jackson, and up for the post is Gina McCarthy.
Interior pressed to encourage Indian tribes to develop oil and gas
As Republicans on the panel pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to encourage Indian tribes to develop more oil and natural gas resources, the department chief reiterated the administration's commitment to developing renewable energy alongside fossil fuels.
Wed May 15, 2013
Republicans amplify suggestions of wrongdoing by HHS - States hoping...
The agency took its lumps Tuesday - the GOP smelled blood and lunged over last week's allegations that Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hit up industry officials for financial assistance with the implementation of Obamacare.
Republicans Block Votes on EPA, Labor Nominees
The nominations of Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and Tom Perez, Obama's nominee to serve as the next Labor Dept.
Attempt to Stop Clean Water Act Guidance Defeated
The U.S. Senate Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA that would have prevented the finalizing of a jurisdictional guidance to extend the number of water bodies subject to the Clean Water Act.
Tue May 14, 2013
McConnell to Reporters: Ask Yourself 'How Would I Be Writing This...
The Senate Minority Leader began the event by saying, "I want to make a few observations about the administration's abuse of power," and before opening it up to questions said, "As you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you write: how would I be writing this story if this were a Republican administration?" Of course, ... (more)
Western lawmakers push to restore mineral funds
A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore cuts of $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 states.
Mon May 13, 2013
Senator says Obama should 'condemn' IRS targeting
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, joins the Senate GOP leadership during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, April 23, 2013, to criticize the FAA's plan to furlough air traffic controllers because of forced budget cuts.
Fri May 10, 2013
Crooks and Liars
GOP Boycotted EPA Head Vote For Lunch With Energy Lobbyists
How mature of them! As we noted yesterday , on the day where Gina McCarthy's nomination for EPA head was to have been voted on in committee, Republicans decided a boycott was in order instead.
Thu May 09, 2013
Report: Women, marriage face Obamacare 'train wreck'
Women, especially those with low incomes or planning to marry, face a financial "train wreck" from Obamacare when it kicks in Jan.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Runs New Ad Thanking Pat Toomey
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a new television ad Thursday thanking Sen.