Musk, Gates to assist Kushner-led innovation panel — report
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates reportedly are working with a new "innovation" office at the White House led by President Trump's son-in-law.
Committee to vote on Labor secretary pick
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will vote Thursday on former George W. Bush administration official Alexander Acosta's nomination to become Labor secretary.
Senators to question Transportation deputy nominee
Senators this week will question Jeffrey Rosen, President Trump's nominee for deputy secretary at the Department of Transportation.
Air Force pick to face senators
Air Force secretary nominee Heather Wilson will testify to a Senate panel this week, more than two months after President Trump announced her nomination.
'I had no input in the budget' -- Perdue
President Trump's pick for Agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, today said he had no role in the Trump administration's proposal to cut agriculture programs by more than a fifth in the next fiscal year.
Labor nominee won't say whether rules will survive Trump
Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta promised to uphold the agency's rules during his confirmation hearing yesterday, but declined to say whether silica protections or other new standards will survive President Trump's regulatory review.
Trump vetting picks for assistant secretary, NPS and FWS
The Trump administration is considering several candidates to bolster the Interior Department's management of parks and wildlife, according to former agency officials and sources in the sportsmen's community.
Trump considering gas export advocate to lead CEQ
President Trump is considering Bill Cooper, a House staffer with years of experience lobbying for gas export companies, to head the Council on Environmental Quality, according to sources.
Perry picks former Bush White House official as chief of staff
A well-connected political consultant for electric utilities and former George W. Bush administration official is Energy Secretary Rick Perry's chief of staff.
Perry could be confirmed later today — Cornyn
Senate leaders are negotiating an agreement that would allow former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to be confirmed as Energy secretary this afternoon, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said this morning.
Are Perdue's business interests slowing up nomination?
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said he's "raising hell" to speed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's nomination for Agriculture secretary — but that he's still waiting on Perdue's paperwork.
Senate confirms Zinke as Interior secretary
Sixteen Democrats and an independent crossed the aisle today to support the confirmation of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as Interior secretary.
Thousands petition Trump to pick science adviser
More than 10,000 people signed a petition recently sent to President Trump that urges him to prioritize appointing a science adviser.
Senate pushes Zinke vote to tomorrow
The Senate is expected to vote on Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke tomorrow, rather than this evening as Republicans had hoped.
Zinke moves 1 step closer to confirmation
The Senate voted last night to end debate on Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke, whose nomination has languished for weeks after being caught up in the broader political fight over President Trump's Cabinet.
Senate likely to confirm Ross, Zinke this week
President Trump's nominees to lead the departments of Commerce and the Interior are expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week, but it remains to be seen if former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will get a vote by this weekend to lead the Energy Department.
Trump team kept some transition members secret
The presidential transition team for U.S. EPA included members whose identities have not been officially disclosed, including one who said yesterday that candidate Donald Trump's call for abolishing the agency "struck a chord with me."
Eric Trump's brother-in-law lands at agency
A member of President Trump's extended family is now working in the Department of Energy office formerly tasked with carrying out President Obama's climate change plans, according to documents obtained by E&E News.
Emails show Pruitt's ties to fossil fuel industry
More than 7,500 pages of emails and other records released today under a court order from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's time as Oklahoma attorney general show he and his office had a familiar if not symbiotic relationship with oil and gas companies.
Emails hang over Pruitt message to EPA staff
Staff from the Oklahoma attorney general's office began turning over thousands of documents related to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's contacts with oil, gas and coal groups during his tenure as the state's top lawyer. Last night, by court order, the Center for Media and Democracy received a disc with 7,500 pages of emails and public documents that it has been requesting from Pruitt's office for two years.
Pruitt's pitch to staff: Give me a chance
In his first speech to U.S. EPA staffers since his swearing in as administrator last Friday, Scott Pruitt stressed his respect today for the agency's career employees, hinted broadly at big changes ahead and made a plea for "civility." He said, "We ought to be able to get together and wrestle through some very difficult issues and do so in a civil manner."
Top energy aides get to work
Two top energy aides have started work at the White House as the Trump administration is expected to double down on its efforts to repeal Obama-era environmental policies.
Pruitt era begins with GOP cheers and greens' fears
With Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Senate confirmation today as the next U.S. EPA administrator, Republicans are ready to begin their transformation of the agency.