Daines noncommittal on home-state lands bill
At a congressional hearing yesterday, Sen. Steve Daines spoke only briefly — and without commitment — about a public lands bill he is facing increasing pressure to support in his home state.
Lawmakers tout offshore wind revenue-sharing to protect coasts
Members in both parties and chambers yesterday highlighted the urgency of directing more resources to coastal communities under the duress of devastating hurricanes, amid the second most active hurricane season on record.
Democrats press NOAA on hiring climate science skeptic
Two top Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee want answers for why NOAA hired a known skeptic of mainstream climate change science to a senior position.
Bernhardt weighing extension for kids in parks program
Students who were previously eligible for a free national parks pass program, but could not take advantage of the opportunity due to the coronavirus pandemic, may miss their chance entirely.
House sets spending vote, won't leave without COVID-19 deal
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today she'll keep the House in session this fall until lawmakers can reach a deal on a pandemic aid package even as negotiations between the parties have faltered in recent weeks.