McCarthy to face barrage of agency criticism
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member David Vitter (R-La.) likely will grill U.S. EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy at her Thursday confirmation hearing over what he says is a flood of aggressive and costly regulations.
Moniz to get his day in the sun; major opposition unlikely
Senators will quiz President Obama's pick to lead the Energy Department today on proposed exports of domestic gas, the future of nuclear power and renewables, and concerns about cleaning up the Hanford Site in Washington state -- among numerous other issues.
Obama nominee widely praised, but agency's performance could face intense scrutiny
As the White House prepares to submit its 2014 spending plan to Congress tomorrow, a pair of Senate panels will hold hearings this week to vet the woman President Obama has selected to oversee his budgetary agenda.