The Week Ahead: July 29-August 2

The Week Ahead: July 29-August 2

The Senate has its last week of session before a long August recess, while the House of Representatives hit the road on Friday.  The swamp will be drained for a few weeks anyway!  President Trump has not yet announced his vacation plans.  CNN and New York Times reporter Michael Shear say the President will head […]

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Landmark Bills on Ocean Acidification Pass in the House of Representatives

Landmark Bills on Ocean Acidification Pass in the House of Representatives

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed The Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, landmark legislation to enable institutions to compete for $50 million annually in federally funded prize money for research dedicated to ocean acidification. The House also passed the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, which directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to work with state and local experts to assess the likely impacts of acidification on coastal communities, prepare a public report on which communities are most exposed to the problem, and support state efforts to assess their own vulnerabilities.  Both bills had overwhelming bi-partisan support – but whether the Senate will take them up remains to be seen.

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Tweet of the Week: Leader McConnell’s Senate Graveyard

Tweet of the Week: Leader McConnell’s Senate Graveyard

“On all the big issues of the day:❌ Climate Change❌ Health Care❌ Voting Rights❌ Election Security The Senate has turned into a legislative graveyard.” —@SenBrianSchatz explains the Senate under @SenateMajLdr McConnell pic.twitter.com/aMSi7aTT6X — Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) June 4, 2019 The Senate Majority Leader has made it clear that he won’t even allow debate of climate […]

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The Week Ahead: May 20-24

The Week Ahead: May 20-24

Happy Monday, Friends of the Planet!  We hope you had a great weekend.  It is the week before the Memorial Day long weekend (aka the unofficial beginning of summer) and looks like a busy one in D.C. because Congress will be in a district work period next week and they are trying to get through […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

This is the second part of our two-part interview with House Natural Resources Committee chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Click here to read part one.   ODP: Can you tell us a bit more about the hearings you’re planning on holding at the Natural Resources Committee this year? What are your goals with the hearings? RG: […]

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Busy Week of Climate Activity on Capitol Hill

Busy Week of Climate Activity on Capitol Hill

For an issue that has only recently broken through on the national stage, climate change is getting a great deal of attention in both the Chambers of Congress. 

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