U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai continued her defense of a Biden trade agenda that does not so far include traditional free trade agreements with other nations, but several senators strenuously pushed back, arguing that the U.S. is being left behind on the international stage as China pushes forward with new tariff-slashing pacts.
A pair of commissioners from the Federal Maritime Commission urged action on a bill to reform ocean shipping laws on Thursday, telling senators the commission doesn’t have adequate tools to combat sky-high export pricing.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled a new strategy for managing catastrophic wildfires that emphasizes greater cooperation with the states to identify priorities for targeted treatment in areas with the highest payoffs.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 - Houston-area flooding in Hurricane Harvey’s wake has been deadly, costly, and persistent. Hurricane Irma is delivering more of the same. But the cumulative damage from these two record-breaking hurricanes could pale in comparison to the impacts of a sudden cyberattack on vital infrastructure resources.
WASHINGTON, August 8, 2017 -While efforts to reform health care have fizzled and infrastructure and tax reform still seem like a heavy lift for this fall, there’s one piece of legislation that could actually give both parties a much needed legislative victory.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – The Senate today unexpectedly rejected a resolution calling for the repeal of an Obama administration rule restricting methane venting and flaring on public and tribal lands.