New White House Regulatory Agenda

December 2, 2015

The White House has released a revised regulatory agenda which includes rules on carbon emissions and water pollution, overtime pay, and the so-called “persuader” rule.


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.