Ending an historically bitter confirmation process, the GOP-controlled Senate approved Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday, assuring a 5-4 conservative majority that is likely to have broad implications for environmental regulations and other issues important to agriculture.
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.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved bills to fund the USDA, FDA and Army Corps of Engineers that steer clear of environmental issues addressed by the House’s versions of those same spending bills.
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, March 16, 2017 – When President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget outline – with its 5.6 percent cut in Energy Department spending – landed on congressional and stakeholders’ desks Thursday morning, it might as well have been labeled “Handle with Care.”
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - In rapid-fire votes Tuesday, the Senate Energy Committee voted 16-6 for confirming Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., as Interior Secretary and 16-7 for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to become Energy Secretary.