Ed Markey lays out his plan for the next Congress
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today staked out his path on climate change in the next Congress, piling on to the growing coalition of progressives calling for aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Coal went big for Mike Braun to be 'solid vote' for Trump
The coal industry gave incoming Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun more money than most of the other candidates running in 2018.
Californians set to wield significant power
When Democrats take control of the House in January, Californians will hold 46 seats in the majority party, the largest of any state delegation.
Donnelly reflects on life in the lonely middle
In his farewell address to the Senate this week, Joe Donnelly placed himself where he has spent most of the past six years: to the left of most Republicans but too conservative for many Democrats.
Democrats finalize committee rosters
Senate Democrats yesterday released committee rosters for the 116th Congress, leaving the energy- and environment-related panels largely intact.
Pelosi promises to reinstate select committee
The climate change select committee appears closer to revival, despite initial opposition from some incoming Democratic committee chairs.
Pelosi locks up speaker role with term-limit deal
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) likely guaranteed her election as speaker in January after agreeing to serve only two terms in the post, a move aimed at quelling her Democratic opponents who have called for a new generation of leaders.
Some details emerge about select committee
Next year's likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) huddled with incoming committee chairs this morning to pitch them on a climate change select panel after weeks of bickering over the issue in the Democratic caucus.
Energy moderate reflects on lost bipartisanship, hard votes
When Texas Democratic Rep. Gene Green was first approached by his Lone Star State colleague Joe Barton, a Republican, about teaming up in 2015 on what would become landmark legislation to lift the domestic oil export ban, he turned him down.
Seat on EPW 'would be my first pick' — Cramer
North Dakota's incoming Republican senator yesterday said he is eyeing a seat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Incoming Rules chairman endorses 'Green New Deal' panel
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said today he supports the proposed "Green New Deal" select committee, marking the most powerful member yet to embrace the idea floated by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Democrats may succeed in greening Manchin
Senate Democrats are not publicly raising alarm over one of the chamber's staunchest coal supporters taking over the ranking member spot on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and it may be in part because they think the power of the caucus is stronger than any one senator's beliefs.
Senate braces for 'Green New Deal' fervor
The 116th Congress doesn't start for another month, but senators from both parties are already calculating the legislative impact from a renewed focus on climate change that will accompany the incoming House Democratic majority.
Centrist Dems eye more modest climate agenda
While progressives are promoting a bold "Green New Deal," an equally influential group of Democrats is likely to seek a more pragmatic approach to environmental issues in the new Congress.
Sunrise Movement protests possible Manchin promotion
An emerging climate activist group launched another protest today in hopes of persuading Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to prevent the ascension of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.