Senate wants more spending for Interior, EPA
Senate appropriators today released a fiscal 2018 spending bill for U.S. EPA and the Interior Department that would provide a modest boost above funding levels called for by the House and reject steep spending cuts called for by the Trump administration.
Former DOE aide joins Appropriations panel
A former Energy Department official with deep ties to the Pacific Northwest is joining the Democratic staff of the House Appropriations Committee.
Senators skirmish over coalfield, oil breaks
The Senate Finance Committee late last night approved the chamber's Republican tax overhaul after briefly detouring into debate on a pair of energy-related amendments.
House passes overhaul, shrugs off angst over renewables
The House today passed a broad rewrite of the tax code, despite concerns from renewable energy interests over changes to key incentives that critics say renege on a 2015 agreement.
Top Cantwell aide heads for the exits
The top Democratic staffer on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is stepping down from her position this week.