Nuclear option looms as Senate faces showdown over Gorsuch
Momentum is building toward a fierce partisan clash over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch next week that will likely force Republicans to change long-standing rules to confirm him over solid Democratic opposition.
Lawmakers shun White House effort to deepen fiscal 2017 cuts
Lawmakers are dismissing a new White House push to cut billions of dollars in domestic funding to boost Pentagon and border security accounts as they press to finalize a fiscal 2017 spending package.
White House outlines more cuts for energy, environment
The White House is asking Congress to slash billions of dollars from energy and environmental programs for the last six months of fiscal 2017, beyond already deep cuts it previously proposed for next year, according to budget documents obtained by E&E News.
Rep. McCollum girds for fight with White House over EPA cuts
Like many Democrats, Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota is fiercely opposed to the spending cuts and layoffs for U.S. EPA being proposed by the Trump administration. But she is as well-positioned as anyone in her party to fight them as the top Democrat on the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee that writes EPA's annual spending bill. "She is one of the go-to people in our caucus," said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).
4 takeaways from the health care debacle
The spectacular collapse of health care legislation represents a crushing blow to the resurgent GOP majority and President Trump, raising questions over whether a Republican-led government can deliver on other big-ticket agenda items.