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...


House Leader Outlines September Agenda

September 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) outlined his September agenda which includes plans to pass a short-term spending bill, as well as packaging 14 bills into a jobs package and another package of 13 bills aimed at lowering energy costs.


Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

September 4, 2014

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.


EPA Proposed Rule on Carbon Emissions

June 4, 2014

The EPA this week released a proposed rule concerning allowable carbon emissions from existing power plants as part of the Obama administration's broad Climate Change Action Plan.


Senate Fails to Advance Energy Efficiency Bill

May 14, 2014

For the second time in a year, the Senate failed to advance the NSBA-supported, bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill which would have promoted and facilitated the development and deployment of new energy efficiency technologies.