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Politics Mar 10Senate confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge as housing secretary
This places the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Mar 04Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary
A key Senate committee has approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.
Nation Feb 25Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary and will be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change.
Politics Feb 23WATCH: Interior nominee Deb Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate
Biden's agenda, including the possible creation of a Civilian Climate Corps, “demonstrates that America’s public lands can and should be engines for clean energy production" and “has the potential to spur job creation," Haaland said at her confirmation hearing.
Nation Feb 18U.S. needs to brace for more deadly storms, experts say
Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions…
Politics Feb 11Biden hopes infrastructure can bridge partisan divide
Biden said there are "a number of things out there that the American people are looking for us to step up" and do. During the presidential campaign, Biden committed to deploying $2 trillion on infrastructure and clean energy investments over…
Politics Feb 09Election of new chair portends change at U.S. Postal Service
Ron Bloom on Tuesday replaced a former Republican National Committee chair amid calls by critics for firing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and changing the board's makeup.
Politics Feb 04Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez seek climate emergency declaration
A week after President Joe Biden signed signed executive orders intended to combat the worst effects of climate change, progressive lawmakers are urging him to go even further and declare a national emergency on climate change.
Politics Feb 03WATCH: Biden EPA nominee vows ‘sense of urgency’ on climate change
Regan is currently the head of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality. If he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he will be the first Black man to lead the agency.
Politics Jan 27WATCH: Biden aims for most ambitious U.S. effort on climate change
"The stakes on climate change just simply couldn't be any higher than they are right now. It is existential,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry, who is Biden's envoy on climate change.