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.
Support grows, debate stalls on 'Green New Deal' committee
Backers of Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed select committee on climate change gathered today to tout their early success, but in closed-door discussions in the caucus, the proposal's fate is far from clear.
GOP taps Lucas for Science, Graves for Transportation
House Republicans picked lawmakers today who will push their science and research policies and lead on any major infrastructure legislation.
GOP taps Trump defenders for key Oversight, Judiciary posts
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a fierce defender of President Trump and a critic of energy subsidies, will be ranking member on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee next year.
Sanders rejects becoming energy panel ranking member
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) intends to remain as the ranking member of the Budget Committee in the next Congress, removing one obstacle for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to ascend the ranks on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Manchin: Enviros 'ought to sit down with me'
Sen. Joe Manchin said yesterday he'd like to meet with environmental critics who are seeking to head off the possibility of the coal-boosting West Virginian leading Democrats on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the next Congress.
Katherine Clark wins Dem leadership slot; DCCC vote today
House Democrats pushed back until today a vote for the next chair of their in-house campaign arm, after a busy day of leadership elections yesterday saw only a handful of contested races.
Carbon bill boosters see fertile ground in new Congress
The landmark bipartisan carbon fee bill rolled out this week likely won't pass anytime soon, but its sponsors are looking optimistically toward Democrats controlling the House next year.
Here's where incoming Republicans stand on climate
If they stay true to their campaign rhetoric, the class of freshman House Republicans won't be leading any revolutions next year on the issue of climate change.