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Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

Busy Lame Duck Week Continues

During their brief week in session before recessing again for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress will spend time debating the Keystone XL pipeline, consider several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-related bills, deal with the confirmation of judicial and ambassador nominees and finally address legislation that would overhaul the government’s surveillance authorities. On Nov. 14, the House passed […]

Elections Analysis: Energy and Environment

The incoming Republican leadership has highlighted the Keystone XL pipeline for early action in the 114th session amid other energy and environment issues.

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My Experience with Nextiva’s Business Phone System

Small-business owner and author Mike Michalowicz details how switching from traditional phone service to VoIP provider Nextiva helped his business bottom line and could help yours.

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House Leader Outlines September Agenda

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) outlined his September agenda which includes plans to pass a short-term spending bill, as well as packaging 14 bills into a jobs package and another package of 13 bills aimed at lowering energy costs.

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Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.

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Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Following up on its recently-released proposed rule limiting carbon emissions from the power sector, the EPA has announced a series of public hearings to gather stakeholder input for the week of July 28.

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National Regulatory Fairness Hearing – June 25   

On, June 25, the National Regulatory Fairness Board and Office of the National Ombudsman will hold a hearing for small-business owners to discuss the most egregious federal regulations facing their firms

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EPA Proposed Rule on Carbon Emissions

The EPA this week released a proposed rule concerning allowable carbon emissions from existing power plants as part of the Obama administration’s broad Climate Change Action Plan.

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Senate Fails to Advance Energy Efficiency Bill

For the second time in a year, the Senate failed to advance the NSBA-supported, bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill which would have promoted and facilitated the development and deployment of new energy efficiency technologies.

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Senate Likely to Move on Energy Efficiency Legislation

As soon as next week, the full Senate may take up the NSBA-supported and bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill which, if enacted, would promote new energy efficiency technologies and adoption of more efficient processes.

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