Murkowski aims for quick confirmation of nominees
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said yesterday she plans to move a trio of Energy Department nominees through her committee "as quickly as we can," while hoping to see them confirmed before the Senate leaves in mid-August for its abbreviated summer recess.
Murkowski to press Zinke on climate scientist's reassignment
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska today said she plans to press Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about accusations of retaliation lobbed by a former policy analyst over climate-related work in her home state.
Hill weighs changes to Russia sanctions bill
House lawmakers are mulling revisions to Senate-passed legislation that would tighten sanctions against Russia, including changes sought by energy interests and the addition of sanctions against North Korea.
Lawsuit probes feds' role in congressional FOIA flap
A nonprofit group that favors limited government has filed a lawsuit to determine whether the Justice Department consulted with a House Republican chairman to limit the release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
Lawmakers weigh North American resource security
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week will hear testimony on current and future projections of North American energy and resource security.