George Cahlink



Congressional reporter George Cahlink has nearly two decades of experience covering Capitol Hill and federal agencies. Most recently, he spent 10 years at CQ Roll Call in several editing and writing positions. He also covered the Defense Department as a staff writer for Government Executive magazine, a job that included stints as an embedded reporter in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He got his start in journalism at the Eagle Times and Argus Champion newspapers in New Hampshire. He has won national and regional reporting awards for his work and is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University.

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OMB chief sees 'moral imperative' for fiscal restraint

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney this morning shrugged off criticism over proposed steep domestic spending cuts that would hit many energy and environmental programs, arguing there is a "moral imperative" to balance the federal budget.


8 energy and environment numbers to watch on the Hill

Filling 1,760 pages and spread over four volumes, the fiscal 2018 budget released yesterday can seem a confusing jumble of thousands of line items that somehow add up to its $4.1 trillion total. But those figures do matter, as they will shape the spending fights expected to consume Capitol Hill for the rest of this year. E&E News looks at eight numbers worth watching as those battles play out on energy and environmental issues.