Bill Revoking EPA Water Rule Fails in Senate

November 4, 2015

Yesterday, the Senate considered a procedural vote on legislation to halt the “Waters of the U.S.” rule which the EPA finalized in August and could drastically expand what bodies of water are under EPA jurisdiction.


Final Rule Published on EPA Power Plan

October 28, 2015

Late last week, final rules were published as part of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan which could result in dramatic energy cost increases for many small businesses.


EPA Releases Clean Power Plan

August 5, 2015

On Aug. 3, President Barack Obama released regulations, the EPA's Clean Power Plan, designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions from power plants, as well as promoting low-emitting power sources and energy efficiency.


Energy Efficiency Legislation Passes Senate

April 8, 2015

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) pulled an interesting maneuver on the Senate floor recently, resulting in the passage of the NSBA-supported Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015.


The 114th Congress Begins this Week

January 7, 2015

This week, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives kicked off the 114th Congress with their oaths of office, welcome receptions and passage in the House of a broad rules package.


Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

November 19, 2014

During their brief week in session before recessing again for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress will spend time debating the Keystone XL pipeline, consider several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-related bills, deal with the confirmation of judicial and ambassador nominees and finally address legislation that would overhaul the government’s surveillance authorities. On...