Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer said her panel will announce two February hearings tied to the chemical spill that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink their water.
Bloomberg BNA -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is setting aside time at his party's weekly caucus lunch in the Capitol to focus solely on climate change, a senior Senate aide said Jan. 9, in hopes of one day reviving a bill to cut carbon dioxide emissions and better defend President Barack Obama's climate efforts from Republican attacks.
Automatic cuts set to take effect today will pinch U.S. government functions as the country enters a more austere era that could push discretionary spending as a share of the economy to its lowest level in at least 50 years.
Democrats and Republicans pushed Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether U.S. troops could be sent to Syria, requiring him at one point to backtrack on saying that the administration must preserve all options.
June 28 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the core of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul. He speaks with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)