Stories tagged "Senate"

June 5, 2019

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...

March 16, 2019

We Must Stand Up For Science

By Senator Brian Schatz These are challenging, unprecedented times for science. This may not be the first time science has been under attack in the United States – climate denial has been alive and well for some time now – but from a historical perspective, we are in...

February 27, 2019

Climate Change and GND Get Heated On the Hill

Forty-two members of the Sunshine Movement were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Monday, where they were urging him to support the Green New Deal (GND).   Senator McConnell has refused to meet with the...

February 25, 2019

The Green New Deal Remains In the News

We worried that the Green New Deal might be like other environmental proposals — they make the news once or twice and then vanish.  But the Green New Deal (GND) remains on the front pages and a topic of conversation that is getting attention widely and beyond...

January 19, 2019

Deputies Rising

By Monica Medina With the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency now before the Senate, and David Bernhardt likely to ‘act” for many months and then be nominated as Secretary of Interior, these two agencies are poised to...

January 18, 2019

Out of this world candidate being recruited for Senate race

314 Action, a nonprofit political action committee that recruits and supports scientists and candidates with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) backgrounds to run for office has launched a campaign to recruit retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run for the...

January 17, 2019

Wheeler Denies Climate Crisis in his Confirmation Hearing

Andrew Wheeler, the Acting EPA Administrator, appeared before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee yesterday for his confirmation hearing and was greeted by protesters and angry questioning by the Committee’s Democratic members.  The protesters...

January 14, 2019

Shutdown Not Slowing Down Trump Administration Energy Priorities

While most of the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are in a seemingly endless shutdown limbo, the priorities of the Trump Administration go on without a hitch.  Two high profile examples came to light over the weekend — the preparation...