Heavy oil fouled more coastline near the Alabama-Florida border, as lawmakers stepped up pressure on BP to expedite its response to claims filed against the company for leak-related damages.
As presidential candidates grappled with shifting polls and new strategies for a condensed primary season, Democrats in Congress squared off with a unified Republican minority over spending priorities. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the week in the news.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., discusses how partisan differences have impacted the pace of recent legislative progress on Capitol Hill, the state of the Iraq war and the next steps for the Democratic-led Congress in an interview with Ray…
The Environmental Protection Agency denied new emissions proposals from California and 16 other states Wednesday that would set guidelines for automakers. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and a former EPA official debate who should regulate emissions.
GOP and Democratic lawmakers have sparred in recent weeks over a massive spending bill that, in addition to funding domestic programs, also seeks to include funds for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., discusses legislative…
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate passed a pared-down energy bill Thursday night that raises fuel economy standards for the first time in more than three decades and mandates a six-fold boost in ethanol use by 2022.
Just over a year into her term as House leader in the new Democratic-majority Congress, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., discusses the latest developments from Capitol Hill, including spending bill battles, new energy legislation, the controversy over…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. House of Representatives ignored the White House's threat of a veto and approved an energy bill Thursday that would raise vehicle fuel economy standards for the first time since 1975 and mandate more renewable energy generation.
The House of Representatives is expected to work into Saturday to finish important business before the congressional recess, but partisan fighting erupted in the House on Thursday night. Defense and energy bills are at stake.
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