Senate barely confirms Francisco as solicitor general
A divided Senate today confirmed President Trump's pick to be the government's top advocate in arguing administration policies before the Supreme Court. The chamber confirmed Noel Francisco for solicitor general 50-47.
Committees weigh lessons from storms, eye legislation
Leaders of key House and Senate committees are scrutinizing the recent rash of hurricanes and wildfires for policy lessons and potential legislation.
Walden seeks 'pragmatic middle' as he presses energy agenda
CROOKED RIVER RANCH, Ore. — Supporters say Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden's approach reflects the mix of mainstream conservatism and dealmaking that has defined his nearly 20 years in the House.
Dems, enviros eye major changes to omnibus
Even as green groups derided a spending package that passed the House yesterday over its cuts to environmental agencies and programs, lawmakers from both parties say the omnibus is likely to change in year-end funding negotiations with the Senate.
House backs bill with EPA cuts, riders targeting Obama rules
The House today approved a wide-ranging fiscal 2018 spending package that makes cuts in funding to U.S. EPA and the Interior Department, among other agencies, while adding several policy provisions aimed at limiting Obama-era environmental and energy policies.