Murkowski 'struggling' to support Trump reelection
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski today, in an extraordinary break with President Trump, said she is "struggling" to back his reelection and supported comments made by former Defense Secretary James Mattis that the president is trying to divide the country.
Congress approves bipartisan loan program expansion
The Senate sent President Trump legislation yesterday that would ease lending rules for a popular pandemic relief program that has generated billions in federally backed loans for energy companies.
Hill presses ahead on land bills, infrastructure amid unrest
As Congress weighs responding to the ongoing civil unrest after a series of police-involved deaths of African Americans, lawmakers insist they are forging ahead with spending, infrastructure and public lands bills. But issues like environmental justice are likely to get more attention in the coming weeks.
McConnell promises Senate action on small-business loans
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will back House legislation that would ease rules for a pandemic relief loan program popular with energy companies.
Energy, environment issues to resurface this summer
After months of being sidelined by the more immediate needs of the COVID-19 pandemic, energy and environmental legislation is poised to rise on the congressional radar in the coming weeks.