CQ Roll Calls Geof Koss sat down with Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz earlier this summer to discuss his relationship with Congress, as we mentioned last week. The whole story is now available outside the paywall.
The group representing wireless carriers is looking to Congress for help in trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to continue treating mobile broadband differently from fixed broadband in its net neutrality rules, which has meant fewer requirements for mobile.
The Energy Department announced Thursday it would provide $2 million to support developing taller wind turbine towers that it says would cut generating costs.
Just as some members of Congress are concerned about competition from state-supported Persian Gulf airlines and from Chinese airplane manufacturers, there may be a new potential threat in ground transportation, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said this week.
That missile defense test from June, the first successful one in five years? It wasnt some softball shot, as critics allege, according to Boeing officials managing the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense program. And in so far as it was scripted, they said, it was only because fully simulating a nuclear missile attack isnt easy.
One of the last events in Congress prior to lawmakers leaving for an election period recess break is a Friday morning House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting on the impact of the widespread use of antibiotics, featuring testimony from FDA drug development chief Janet Woodcock. The liberal use of antibiotics in humans reportedly is causing bacteria to develop resistance to current antibiotic drugs and the House panel will mull efforts to spur development of new drugs. Meanwhile, the White House this afternoon will announce new executive actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Federal energy regulators trying to implement the Obama administrations ambitious energy and climate agenda have found plenty of hostility in Washington during the past few years.
The League of Conservation Voters will spend a record $25 million this cycle, organizers announced Thursday, five times what the environmental group spent on the 2010 midterms.
Some United States allies in its struggle against the Islamic State are home to fast-growing airlines such as Etihad and Emirates competing with U.S. carriers. And that worries U.S. airlines.
The U.S. Copyright Office is understaffed and could face additional strains in the future, according testimony by the head of the U.S. Copyright Office.
As Bob McDonnells lawyers gear up to appeal the former Virginia Governors conviction on 11 counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion, federal prosecutors, legal experts and elected officials around the country are all watching closely.
Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz lauded efforts to produce a crowd-sourced electric car, the structure of which was printed in 44 hours at the International Manufacturing Technology Show last week.
Food and Drug Administration panels this week are mulling the impact of the expanded use of testosterone medicine. The New York Times reported Wednesday that a drug advisory panel voted overwhelmingly to curb the prescribing of testosterone to middle-aged and elderly men for unproven uses such as low energy and low libido. Today, the FDA panels weigh whether the agency should approve an easier to use capsule version of the hormone. Clarus Therapeutics aims to get approval of the capsule for use in a market that now features gels, patches, injections and a gum treatment. But the advisers at the first day of a two-day meeting in Hyattsville, Md., expressed concern about possible side effects associated with testosterone, linked by some studies to a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. It now is only approved by the agency for men with low or no testosterone stemming from specific medical conditions.
Travel industry leaders are applauding a unanimous House vote Wednesday to roll back Transportation Security Administration fees.