Conservation jobs program on the table in pandemic talks
Advocates say they see a rare and unexpected opening to pass legislation that would help revitalize and refashion a Depression-era conservation jobs program for the 21st century.
Dems jockey for next year's Energy and Commerce openings
Ahead of one of the most consequential elections in decades, first-term House Democrats are waging a more subtle campaign that could make them major players in the future on energy and environmental legislation — securing a coveted seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act; GOP takes credit
President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law today, flanked by Republican lawmakers and administration officials. The bill permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and creates a five-year trust fund to chip away at the backlog of deferred maintenance projects at national parks and on public lands.
Gosar wants probe of Calif. Democrats' Yosemite trip
Rep. Paul Gosar wants the Interior Department to hand over more information about whether his colleague on the House Natural Resources Committee tried to flout government ethics rules — and whether he succeeded.
Trump to sign public lands package tomorrow
President Trump will sign the "Great American Outdoors Act" into law tomorrow — the culmination of decades of work and months of political maneuvering.