Public sentiment in support of clean energy continues to be both clear and escalating on behalf of a growing appetite for increased development and the implementation of solutions that will yield new, good paying jobs, increase national security and protect our air and water.
Public sentiment in support of clean energy continues to be both clear and escalating on behalf of a growing appetite for increased development and the implementation of solutions that will yield new, good paying jobs, increase national security and protect our air and water.
For all the attention on various ways to improve Medicaid’s finances and sustainability in recent months, another key area of Medicaid policy that deserves focus is improving the state waiver process. With all the recent calls for bipartisanship, this should be an area where Democrats and Republicans can work together to improve the program.
For all the attention on various ways to improve Medicaid’s finances and sustainability in recent months, another key area of Medicaid policy that deserves focus is improving the state waiver process. With all the recent calls for bipartisanship, this should be an area where Democrats and Republicans can work together to improve the program.
President Donald Trump's elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a full Unified Combatant Command amps up the powers of a national security unit that has taken center stage amid widening questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
President Donald Trump's elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a full Unified Combatant Command amps up the powers of a national security unit that has taken center stage amid widening questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
Mitt Romney on Friday urged President Donald Trump to apologize for his defense of white nationalists and equivocations over who was to blame for last weekend’s clash in Charlottesville, Va., which resulted in the death of 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer.
Mitt Romney on Friday urged President Donald Trump to apologize for his defense of white nationalists and equivocations over who was to blame for last weekend’s clash in Charlottesville, Va., which resulted in the death of 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer.
The leaders of a key Senate committee say they are cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces, but even with a bipartisan effort, it is far from certain whether they can hash out an agreement in time.
The leaders of a key Senate committee say they are cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces, but even with a bipartisan effort, it is far from certain whether they can hash out an agreement in time.
Formulated in the 1970s as a response to the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy standards have served the country well. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency kick-started its 45-day comment period for its ongoing review of the standards and that included the review of the previously finalized 2021 standards.
Formulated in the 1970s as a response to the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy standards have served the country well. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency kick-started its 45-day comment period for its ongoing review of the standards and that included the review of the previously finalized 2021 standards.
A Republican effort to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in 27 years has net neutrality advocates nervous as they worry that stronger congressional control over the agency would hamper its oversight of internet providers.
A Republican effort to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in 27 years has net neutrality advocates nervous as they worry that stronger congressional control over the agency would hamper its oversight of internet providers.
President Donald Trump has frequently lashed out at news organizations for reporting "fake news" about him and his administration, but most Americans continue to maintain faith in at least one media pillar -- their local news outlets.
President Donald Trump has frequently lashed out at news organizations for reporting "fake news" about him and his administration, but most Americans continue to maintain faith in at least one media pillar -- their local news outlets.
Some Hill Democrats are attempting to use censure, a political pressure technique that falls short of impeachment, to confront what they call gross presidential malfeasance. And like the episode with former President Bill Clinton, the Republicans aren't biting -- though for starkly different reasons.
Some Hill Democrats are attempting to use censure, a political pressure technique that falls short of impeachment, to confront what they call gross presidential malfeasance. And like the episode with former President Bill Clinton, the Republicans aren't biting -- though for starkly different reasons.
On the hallowed Republican grounds of the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., House tax writers embraced a measure that would provide immediate relief to export-heavy businesses but whose high cost might prevent the deep corporate tax rate cuts they had initially promised.
On the hallowed Republican grounds of the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., House tax writers embraced a measure that would provide immediate relief to export-heavy businesses but whose high cost might prevent the deep corporate tax rate cuts they had initially promised.
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Briefings

Energy Brief: Trump Administration Disbands Advisory Panel on Climate Change

The Trump administration let the charter for the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment Climate expire on Sunday. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting administrator informed the head of the 15-person federal advisory panel that NOAA would not renew the committee tasked with creating actionable plans for the National Climate Review, a recurring report that’s next due in 2018.

Finance Brief: Icahn Resigns as Special Adviser to Trump

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn resigned from his role as President Donald Trump’s unpaid adviser on regulatory reform issues just before The New Yorker published a profile that detailed potential conflicts of interests related to Icahn’s stake in a Texas-based petroleum refining company. Icahn cited “partisan bickering” in his resignation letter and denied he had profited from his advisory position.

Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Members of President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, an advisory group of business leaders, decided to disband after Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Va., on both white nationalists and the protesters who opposed them. Later, Trump announced the dissolution of that group and of an advisory panel on manufacturing. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, a Strategic and Policy Forum member, said in a memo to employees that he “strongly” disagreed with Trump’s comments.

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