Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Murkowski: Common Sense Solutions and Cooperation Necessary to Protect Energy Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine opportunities to promote the cybersecurity and resiliency of our nation’s critical energy infrastructure. “Protecting our nation’s energy infrastructure is critical to maintaining so much of the American way of life,” Murkowski said. “We have repeatedly heard how protection of our nation’s critical assets is a shared responsibility, with federal, state, and private sector partners working together to improve cyber defenses and sharpen responses to cyber attacks

Deloitte & Touche Agrees to Pay $149.5 Million to Settle Claims Arising From Its...

The Justice Department announced today that Deloitte & Touche LLP has agreed to pay the United States $149.5 million to resolve potential False Claims Act liability arising from Deloitte’s role as the independent outside auditor of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW), a failed originator of mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Federal Partnership Kicks Off Next Phase of Water Quality Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with four federal partners launched the next phase of a technology-accelerating water quality challenge calling for demonstrated use of nutrient pollution sensors. Nutrient pollution is a widespread water quality challenge in the United States and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the water.

GSA Officially Announces $31 Million Auction Sale of Surplus Federal Property in the District...

On February 22, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) officially closed on the sale of the 49 L Street, Southeast property in the District of Columbia near Nationals Park and the Navy Yard. The final auction bid for the one-story property, which sits on 0.68 acres was $31 million. The 33,000 gross square foot property was built in 1924 as a multi-use government warehouse

EPA Proposes Plan to Expand Cleanup of Contaminated Groundwater at the Old Roosevelt Field...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater in the eastern area of the Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Groundwater Area Superfund site in Garden City, N.Y. “Old Roosevelt Field’s storied history includes supporting our nation during World Wars I and II and other aviation milestones.

Secretary Zinke announces $60 million cooperative agreement to promote fishing and boating and $14...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.
Financial Services Committee

Hensarling Criticizes Fannie Mae Bailout Request

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement harshly criticizing Fannie Mae’s request for bailout funds from Treasury and calling on FHFA Director Mel Watt to stand by his word and immediately suspend payments to the Housing Trust Fund.
Natural Resources

Streamlining Federal Permitting Key to Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure

The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the state of the nation’s water and power infrastructure. The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the state of the nation’s water and power infrastructure. “Water infrastructure is perhaps the most important, yet overlooked, form of infrastructure in our nation,” District Manager of Kennewick Irrigation District Charles Freeman stated.

Administrator Pruitt Participates in White House Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt participated in the White House Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable alongside President Donald Trump, other members of the Cabinet and state and local officials from around the country.
Speaker Paul Ryan

Statement on Infrastructure and the President’s Budget Request

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement regarding the release of the Trump administration’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019: “This budget lays out a thoughtful, detailed, and responsible blueprint for achieving our shared agenda.

Wyden Statement on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement regarding the president’s infrastructure plan: “This is another broken promise to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. They ignored bipartisan proposals like the one I have with Sen. John Hoeven to responsibly expand infrastructure investment.


The Bureau of Land Management will host eight public scoping meetings in the process to consider amending three land use plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The BLM invites members of the public to attend meetings at the following dates and locations

Wyden Requests Financial Records Related to Dmitry Rybolovlev and Purchase of Trump Palm Beach...

Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today requested from the Treasury Department any records involving Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev and his $95 million purchase of Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate.


Congressman Clyburn will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Dorchester Reach of the Lake Marion Regional Water System.  He will be joined by officials from the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency, Dorchester County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Santee Cooper.

Wyden Secures Priorities for Seniors, Kids, Clean Energy

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today cheered the inclusion of several Finance Committee policies he championed as a part of the recently announced budget deal. These include the CHRONIC Care Act, the Family First Act, a further extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four additional years, and critical extenders in the Medicare, Medicaid, health and human services, and tax spaces, including five years of funding for advanced technology tax credits and home visiting programs

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Boot Barn Jackson TN

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Boot Barn

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Boot Barn property located at 1775 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee for $2,000,000.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Minneapolis Mill City Museum

Why Minneapolis is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Whether you are looking for a place to buy your first home or you think it’s a good time to invest in real estate for monetary gain, choosing the right location is critical. Not all towns and cities are equal. In some, the crime rates are horrific. In others, employment opportunities are lacking.