Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has promised to bring to the chamber more debate, a free and open amendment process and more power to committees if he wins his tough re-election battle and the GOP picks up a majority to take control, E&E reports.
Balloting to determine who will be the new chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, which covers about a third of North Dakota’s Bakken Shale, will likely have an impact on drilling in the region, E&E reports.
The last two years on Capitol Hill have been all about winning Tuesday's mid-term Senate elections, with each party maneuvering to make sure the other doesn't claim any victories.
If Republicans live up to widely held expectations that they will win a majority in the Senate, there's little reason to expect any cease-fire with both sides gunning for the 2016 presidential election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Senate races have featured astronomical spending, ceaseless attack ads and innumerable slaps at a president who's not on the ballot. Largely missing, however, are ideas on how best to govern the nation.
Even with control of the Senate at stake, serious discussions about deficit spending, climate change, immigration, Social Security's long-term future and other knotty issues rarely emerged.
If Republicans win control of the Senate in Tuesday’s elections, oil industry champion and climate change arch-skeptic Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., will likely chair the Environment and Public Works Committee, morphing the panel from a protector of Obama administration policies to “a battering ram” against them, E&E reports.
Nebraska Judge Stephanie Lacey -- who declared the law used to determine the routing for the Keystone XL pipeline was unconstitutional -– is among a number of figures on the bench who are getting their fate determined in a retention vote Tuesday, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., along with five other GOP colleagues, says the White House proposal requiring agencies to consider climate change impacts on projects is illegal, The Hill reports.
Amid reports that Florida has barred officials from using the phrase “climate change” in documents -- an allegation that's been denied by Republican Gov. Rick Scott -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has offered legislation to ensure that federal employees are able to do so, The Hill reports.
Platt's reports that Wisconsin's Public Service Commission has endorsed a high-voltage transmission line that critics said protects the utility industry while discouraging distributed power generation.
Under a deal hammered out between Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., and state House Speaker Michael Madigan, $98 million out of almost $130 million collected from utility customers to fund renewable energy projects will instead be used to reduce the state’s budget deficit, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.
Efforts by the U.S. and European countries to cut subsidies for building new coal-fired plants in developing countries are being opposed by the government of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
President Obama will request the resignation of Rafael Moure-Eraso, head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board -- three months before his term is set to finish -- after lawmakers from both parties urged the White House to take the step, an aide to the House Science Committee told National Journal.
A revived Department of Energy program to provide loans to promote fuel efficient vehicles will give Alcoa $259 million to expand a Tennessee sheet metal factory that supplies the auto industry, The Wall Street Journal reports.