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In A First, New York City Bill Would Create A New Agency To Manage Climate Change

“Climate change is going to be the great challenge of the 21st century,” Constantinides, a Queens Democrat, said while standing in City Hall Park. “We need to put that on ... serves as the Senate mino... read more

GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate

Senate Republicans say McConnell sees Rep ... I support a green new deal. We need to aggressively support climate change. That's my answer," he said. McConnell's strategy is to flush Democrats like Br... read more

Is there a way to save the ‘fraying’ nuclear consensus in Congress?

It’s fraying on Capitol Hill,” Christopher Hanson, a staffer with the Democratic minority on the Senate Appropriations Committee ... understand” nuclear issues, he said. “We’re not doing the work we n... read more

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Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

“We ... a change in the balance of power in Washington, President Trump remains in office and retains full control of the federal bureaucracy, and any bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House w... read more


GOP backs Senate rule change to speed confirmations

The full Senate would need to approve the plan before it ... have their teams in place," Blunt said, noting the changes would apply even if a Democrat won the White House in 2020. "Never before have w... read more

Staredown brewing over Green New Deal Senate vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority ... that climate change is an existential threat to this planet, one that threatens not only our children and our grandchildren, but all of us right now," Schumer said. "W... read more

The Energy 202: House Science Committee turns new leaf on climate change with Democrats in charge

Even if few if any of the bills they tee up pass the GOP-controlled Senate, Democrats hope to make climate change a marquee ... PFOA -- we're protecting Americans' drinking water, which is very import... read more

Green New Deal: Some Democrats on the fence

“The extent to which this would be fundamentally devastating for the economy, we're going to continue to make ... Tonko said it’s the GOP’s way of skirting the need to address climate change, and Sena... read more

Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency

“We’re ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said in the past that he hoped Trump would not declare an emergency. Yet on Thursday, McConnell announced he would support the declaration. While ... read more

Away from Franchot's spotlight, Md. brewers quietly push for their own changes

Large franchisors would still need ... about the changes "and we are reviewing them." "We will continue those talks in the weeks ahead," he said. The Brewery Modernization Act and franchise bill have ... read more

Republican and Democratic lawmakers are squaring off for a brawl over Trump's pending national-emergency declaration

Some Republicans cited it as executive overreach and said it set a precedent for Democratic presidents to declare emergencies on other issues like climate change or gun ... failed in the Senate or wer... read more

N.Y. Today: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

The news highlighted a debate over what kind of welcome, if any, we should roll out when a rich company comes to town promising new jobs. Here’s everything you need ... transit changes are successful. ... read more



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