Natalie Tennant, the presumptive Democratic nominee for West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat, got an earful visiting a company where workers said President Barack Obama’s environmental policies threaten their jobs.
Bloomberg BNA – The U.S. has made progress at addressing climate change, but additional technologies are needed to promote the use of abundant energy resources while combating emissions, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told Bloomberg BNA.
Purdue Pharma LP plans to apply for regulatory approval of a tamper-resistant competitor to Zogenix Inc.’s powerful pain pill, a move that could get its rival’s drug pulled from the market by U.S. regulators.
Bloomberg BNA – Senate energy efficiency legislation likely to be reintroduced the week of Feb. 24 will include a measure that would block a requirement that federal buildings phase out fossil fuel use, among other Republican-backed amendments, according to industry groups and others monitoring the bill.
The U.S. Senate blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the government’s top civil rights enforcer after Republicans and law enforcement groups objected to his role in the case of a Black Panther activist convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer.
Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that President Barack Obama should end the broad surveillance of telephone calls and Internet usage.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won’t consider raising the U.S. minimum wage to any level less than $10.10 an hour, though some of his fellow Democrats say they are ready to negotiate a lower amount.