Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today voted for a joint resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res 22) under the Congressional Review Act to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) flawed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and stop the agency from issuing similar rules. The joint resolution of disapproval passed the Senate 53 to 44.
Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today voted to support the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), bipartisan legislation that would direct the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the flawed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and issue a revised proposal
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy expressing concern about current living conditions at Columbia River Treaty Fishing Access Sites in the Columbia Gorge and seeking a fair, sustainable, and timely solution to improve the conditions
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today visited the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) to tour the non-profit’s headquarters and highlight efforts to support Wisconsin’s veterans, including the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act
Heitkamp Presses U.S. Housing Secretary for Stronger Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Housing in Indian...
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp pressed the U.S. housing secretary for sustained solutions to improve dire housing conditions across Indian Country, including strengthening public-private partnerships.
Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development has awarded $50,000 to the Red River Regional Council through its Housing Preservation Grant Program. The funds will be used to assist 15 low-income homeowners in making needed repairs to their homes in Pembina County.
U.S. Senator John Boozman and Congressman Steve Womack today delivered statements about the importance of the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Areas to Land (APPROVAL) Act before Congressman Bruce Westerman and members of the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
$10 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR MAJOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT PORT OF BALTIMORE...
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin together with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $10,000,000 in federal funding for the Southeast Baltimore Port Industry Freight Corridor Plan, making critical transportation infrastructure improvements to the Broening Highway Corridor that will create jobs and enhance the economic security of the Port of Baltimore and surrounding business community.
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., have cosponsored two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing new energy regulations that could raise the cost of living for hardworking taxpayers and turn back the clock on America’s energy independence
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that fourteen Maine businesses will receive federal grants totaling more than $1.6 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the state. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America (REAP) program
Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $10 Million In Federal Funds For Major Transportation...
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $10,000,000 in federal funding for the Southeast Baltimore Port Industry Freight Corridor Plan, making critical transportation infrastructure improvements to the Broening Highway Corridor that will create jobs and enhance the economic security of the Port of Baltimore and surrounding business community. The project is expected to create more than 100 construction jobs and support the over 40,000 jobs related to commerce at the Port of Baltimore
Coats, 48 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Block EPA Regulations for Existing Power Sources
Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), along with a bipartisan group of 48 senators, today introduced a resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan regulations for existing power plants
Cardin, Maryland Delegation Announce HUD Withdraws Plan To Slash Eligibility For Housing Grants In...
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Cardin (D-Md.) today led a delegation including Senator Ben Mikulski, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announcing that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will rescind its plan to reduce rent subsidy levels for residents eligible for the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson region.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will award three California projects with grants from this year’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for ruling in favor of Georgia and 17 other states in granting a nationwide stay of the Obama administration’s onerous “Waters of the United States” rule
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined a bipartisan group of Senators in pressing the Administration to release critical federal funds for home heating assistance as soon as possible to help low-income families, Native American tribes, and seniors keep their homes heated during the coming winter months.
SCHUMER: WITH WINTER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SOUTHERN TIER’S MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS ARE GROWING...
Standing at Tioga Opportunities Inc. in Owego, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately provide New York the maximum amount of funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Schumer said this critical home heating assistance program is vital for the Southern Tier’s most vulnerable seniors and families, who depend on this money due to the rising cost of home heating.
Senator Ron Wyden today announced that Oregon has received a $3 million federal grant to reduce fire risks to more than 2,200 homes in parts of Crook, Deschutes and Klamath counties that are adjacent to forests.<
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that seven Virginia localities and organizations will receive nearly $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding will help local governments fight housing discrimination, improve economic conditions and increase access to affordable housing.
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, welcomed Utahn Carol Hollowell, the executive director of the Switchpoint Community Resource Center in St. George, in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon as she completed a 3,760 mile bike ride across the country to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty.