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June 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
House and Senate versions of the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill are on different tracks, headed in different directions.
Smart Cities Dive
April 26, 2021, 12pm PDT
Setting the table as the nation awaits the first results from the 2020 Census.
National Public Radio
December 15, 2020, 12pm PST
Beginning Dec. 16, all of Germany will be subject to stricter coronavirus restrictions to reduce infections following a meeting with the chancellor and the 16 state governors. Schools will close and restaurants will be confined to take-out service.
Associated Press
December 3, 2020, 5am PST
The stakes in the economic stimulus package under consideration on Capitol Hill this week are incredibly high.
The Washington Post
January 14, 2020, 11am PST
A reapportionment of House of Representatives will begin when the results of the Census 2020 have been finalized. A new analysis indicates that ten House seats will likely shift from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South.
Citiwire
January 12, 2020, 9am PST
The consequences of the Congressional budget approved at the end of 2019 can be measured in millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Inside Climate News
November 9, 2019, 11am PST
The federal government was considering a plan to raise the height of the dam on California's largest reservoir. But the area’s water district recently announced that it will not continue with an environmental study of the project.
High Country News
October 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
An interstate commerce clause is being used to challenge climate change measures and regulations.
Sightline Institute
June 10, 2019, 7am PDT
If action isn’t taken to address the major issues the nation faces today, younger people will be contending with a lifetime of hardship. But older generations seem mostly to be looking the other way.
Slate
March 4, 2019, 11am PST
The Natural Resources Management Act enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But it left out contentious issues like wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting wildlife corridors.
High Country News
February 28, 2019, 10am PST
Long before winning the congressional seat in California's 49th District, Mike Levin advocated for clean energy and a green economy.
The Planning Report
January 6, 2019, 1pm PST
Housing measures fared well in the 2018 election, and it's likely that Democratic contenders for the presidency in 2020 have taken notice and will boost those issues in their campaigns.
Curbed
December 26, 2018, 8am PST
The APA noted that the 115th Congress was "marked by divisive rhetoric, partisan stalemates, and threats to programs on which local communities rely." At the end of the year, however, it could still celebrate substantial victories.
American Planning Association
November 30, 2018, 9am PST
After a political stalemate, lawmakers now say they have a farm bill that will pass both the House and Senate.
The Washington Post
May 4, 2018, 10am PDT
Last year's tax reform bill seriously curtailed the mortgage interest deduction, despite its reputation for untouchability. Perhaps lawmakers should get rid of it entirely.
Slate
May 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating through September that also restores funding to transportation programs that the president had eliminated or greatly reduced. Trump signed the bill Friday.
The Hill
March 7, 2017, 2pm PST
The devil is in the details, as they say. That will be especially true as Congress and the Trump Administration decide how to allocate infrastructure spending around the county.
Route Fifty
February 8, 2017, 11am PST
But that's no reason not to try, figures Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, chair of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee, who has his sights on the Bears Ears National Monument, barely a month old.
NPR
February 3, 2017, 10am PST
Facing backlash from hunting and angling groups, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew legislation that would have transferred millions of acres of federal lands to state governments in the West. But news wasn't good for other environmental bills.
The Washington Post
February 2, 2017, 12pm PST
Two environmental regulations enacted by the Obama Administration are expected to be rescinded under the Congressional Review Act: the Stream Protection Rule that protects water from mountaintop coal mining and limits on flaring methane emissions.
NPR