Energy and Commerce finalizes leadership slots
Energy and Commerce Democrats aren't shaking up the top ranks of their policy and oversight subcommittees as they prepare to write major energy and environmental legislation and launch investigations into the Trump administration.
GOP doles out top energy, environment assignments
House Republicans made official numerous ranking member slots today, assigning new leaders for key energy and environment panels.
House passes Interior-EPA bill in bid to open agencies
In a largely symbolic move, the House today backed spending legislation that would reopen EPA, the Interior Department and other environmental offices, although White House resistance means the bill won't become law.
Environmental worries fuel hostility to emergency declaration
A proposal by President Trump to end what could soon be the longest government shutdown in recent history by having the military build a border wall would face legal hurdles and opposition on Capitol Hill.
No Friday payday as stalemate continues
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will likely not get paid tomorrow as partisan bickering marked yesterday's futile negotiations to end the partial government shutdown.