Senate Moves On Defense Authorization Bill

2016-07-18T12:25:53+00:00 July 18, 2016|

The Senate voted 90 to 7 in favor of moving the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943) to conference committee, where senators will meet with representatives to create one bill from this and the previously-passed House version, H.R. 4909.

Requests For comments On Marine Mammals

2016-04-28T13:41:30+00:00 April 28, 2016|

The National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm Export and Inter-Array Cables.

In Defense [Of] Innovation And Research

2016-04-22T17:22:01+00:00 April 22, 2016|

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing to review the Administration’s budget request for defense innovation and research in FY17 to learn more about the U.S.’s role as the world’s leader in technology and innovation.

Committee Clashes On Increasing EPA Funding

2016-04-22T16:25:10+00:00 April 22, 2016|

During the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works oversight hearing to examine the President’s FY 2017 budget request, Chairman James Inhofe (OK) was highly disparaging of the requested budgetary increases for climate change, while Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (CA) lauded EPA’s efforts to protect human health and the environment.

House Passes Two-year Budget Deal

2015-10-30T13:00:45+00:00 October 30, 2015|

The House of Representatives and the Senate passed the two-year bipartisan budget deal raising the debt ceiling until March 2015, and increasing federal spending by about $80 billion over the next two years.

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