During the 899 days he has waited for the Senate to vote on his nomination to a top job at the Environmental Protection Agency, Ken Kopocis has amassed compliments from Senate Republicans and a predecessor.
President Barack Obama is seeking to give consumers more time and options to enroll in Affordable Care Act health plans, delaying an application deadline and allowing insurers in three states to sign up customers directly.
Big Oil has squared off against Big Agriculture in the dispute over the federal mandate to mix corn- based ethanol into the nation’s fuel supply. Both sides are powerful and self-interested, but Big Oil has the edge in this case for being right.
For the second time in two weeks, U.S. Senate Republicans blocked one of President Barack Obama’s nominees for a federal appeals court considered the nation’s second-highest because of its influence over government regulations.
An aspect of U.S. tax law is being criticized by some lawmakers and consumer groups concerned that it may be worth billions of dollars for JPMorgan Chase & Co in negotiations with the Department of Justice.
Democrats and Republicans clashed over reducing the U.S. debt by raising revenue as the first meeting of a bipartisan budget panel today revived the same disputes that have scuttled previous congressional efforts.