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The Iowa Caucuses Have a Winner: Ethanol

March 27, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal | Energy

Opinion At the Iowa Agriculture Summit earlier this month, most of the prospective Republican presidential candidates embraced the... Read More

Hous GOP Approves Budget to Hike Defense, Slash Safety-Net Programs

March 27, 2015 | The Los Angeles Times | Budget & Tax , National Security

House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a... Read More

Patrick Murphy Voted for Free Lifetime Health Care for Congress, GOP Group Says

March 27, 2015 | Politifact | Budget & Tax

The 2016 Senate race in Florida officially kicked into high gear March 23 when U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, became the first major... Read More

Taxpayers Left Out on a Limb

March 24, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Natural Resources

Theodore Roosevelt created the Tongass National Forest in Southeastern Alaska through a presidential proclamation in 1907. It is now the... Read More

5 Gimmicks in the GOP’s “Gimmick-Free” Budget

March 18, 2015 | The Fiscal Times | Budget & Tax , National Security

The new House GOP budget for fiscal 2016 declares that “we do not rely on gimmicks or creative accounting tricks” to slash spending by $5.5... Read More

The House Republican Budget Is an Imperfect Step Forward

March 18, 2015 | Rare | Budget & Tax , National Security

Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee released its 2016 Budget Resolution. The resolution is much better than the President’s most... Read More

House GOP Wants to Give Pentagon a Boost

March 18, 2015 | National Journal | Budget & Tax , National Security

here are plenty of ways Republicans could lose this year's massive intraparty fight over the budget. But so far there is at least one big... Read More

More Carbon Capture Projects Could Lose Funding as Recovery Act Deadline Looms

March 17, 2015 | Bloomberg BNA | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

March 16 — Two carbon capture and sequestration projects are at risk of having hundreds of millions of dollars in Recovery Act funding revoked... Read More

House Democrats Back Obama Plan to Halt Gulf Revenue Sharing

March 17, 2015 | Environment & Energy | Energy , Natural Resources

House Democrats are quietly backing President Obama's bid to divert billions of dollars in future offshore oil and gas revenues from Gulf... Read More

Methane Gas Regulation to Impact New Mexico

March 17, 2015 | New Mexico Daily Lobo | Energy , Natural Resources

New Mexico will likely be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama’s renewed effort mitigate climate change through the... Read More

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March 27, 2015

Unsustainable Growth

Just before leaving for a two-week recess, the House passed a bill aimed at permanently solving a long-standing... Read More