Shaheen, Rounds float bill to register contaminated troops
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) have introduced a bill to get service members information about the health effects of the toxic chemicals long used in military firefighting foam.
Navy plotting release of new Arctic strategy
The Navy will unveil a revamped version of its Arctic road map in the coming months, reflecting rapidly melting ice in the northernmost region of the world, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told lawmakers.
Committee advances trove of appeals court picks
The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning passed another batch of nominees for open federal court seats, including a veteran of pollution cases.
Dems look to make deal on ballast bill
Senators are scrambling to make a deal on ballast water legislation that unexpectedly stalled on the floor yesterday after three Democratic co-sponsors voted against it.
Russia beating U.S. to resources — Coast Guard chief
Russia is making claims to abundant natural resources in the rapidly melting Arctic, and the U.S. can do little to challenge them, the outgoing Coast Guard chief said yesterday.