With the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) authorization set to expire tonight, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today renewed his call for Congress permanently reauthorize the program
Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) are calling on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to guard against land speculation and to consider community and economic impact in their sale of the vacant Dillon Courthouse. Schumer and Higgins pointed to previous examples where developers have purchased buildings in Buffalo with no plans for immediate reuse, noting the detrimental impact that can have on the community, and urged GSA to prevent that scenario with the Dillon Courthouse.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Janet McCabe about the Obama administration’s new ozone rule and final clean power plan. Assistant Administrator McCabe was testifying before today’s Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing on the economic implications of President Obama’s air agenda
U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald to announce $240,884 in renewal funding offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to Way Station, Inc. in Frederick County to help address the needs of the chronically mentally ill homeless Veteran population.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today questioned Janet McCabe, a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation, about the Administration’s so-called “unprecedented outreach effort” with states during the development of the Clean Power Plan. Wicker’s comments were made during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing regarding the economic implications of the President’s air agenda.
Senator Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, has joined 46 other Senators in introducing a joint resolution disapproving of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing two Barrasso water bills, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act S. 593 and S. 1305, a bill that would expand the water storage capacity...
Bipartisan Bill Permanently Reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Increases Energy Efficiency, Modernizes...
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, advanced bipartisan energy legislation along with Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in an 18-4 vote in committee.
NeighborWorks America Safe and Sound initiative awards $1.2 million in grants across nine nonprofits...
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today urged his colleagues to pass the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, a bipartisan, multi-year transportation bill that includes important modifications to the Commerce Committee’s various legislative titles that cover key transportation safety and regulatory reforms.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, highlighted the importance of federal agencies partnering with isolated communities to overcome the challenge of accessing affordable and reliable energy.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, elicited support from the administration on the goals of her bill, S. 1694, the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act, which provides an integrated approach to addressing water management in Washington’s Yakima Basin
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced legislation to authorize the initial phase of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Plan. The bill and the plan it implements will dramatically enhance the sustainability and resilience of the Yakima River Basin, particularly in the face of climate change. Specifically, the bill provides for improved water infrastructure and storage, water conservation and ecosystem restoration, and construction of fish passage at two dams, which will restore fish runs that have been blocked for more than a century
U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX-02) and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving investors in renewable energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure whose tax advantage is currently available only to investors in fossil fuel-based energy projects
U.S. Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Obama Administration’s proposed Clean Air Act rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants and the EPA’s apparent failure to initiate consultation with the U.S
On May 12, Senator Richard Shelby unveiled a discussion draft of a bill that would, among other things, undermine key banking and mortgage reforms established by the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection law.
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing on “Regulatory Burdens to Obtaining Mortgage Credit
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) today introduced the “Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015,” legislation to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.
Camden County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Pennsauken Township on Wednesday, March 25 at the Camden County Boathouse , 7050 North Park Drive from 4 to 8 p.m.
New York, NY - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allow Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to help...
Washington - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Henry A. Waxman (both D-Calif.) sent a letter to Acting Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Jeffery Zeints urging the president to inc...