An incoming Republican senator from coal country is taking heat for hiring a veteran Democrat as a top energy and environmental policy adviser. However, the senator, who will sit on two key committees handling those issues, says she is confident in the hire.
The daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D.-W.Va.) is taking her giant generic drug-making company based outside of Pittsburgh to the Netherlands for a favorable tax rate, and according to the New York Times, Heather Bresch remains a “patriot” and made the decision “reluctantly.”
Leading senators advocated in favor of immediate airstrikes and drone strokes in Iraq following the seizure of major cities by an extremist Muslim terror group, the Hill reports.
The Obama administration released an aggressive plan Monday to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the United States by 30 percent by the year 2030, a move panned by critics of executive overreach, vulnerable Senate Democrats, and the energy industry.
The nation’s leading coal-producing states are among its most economically pessimistic according to a new Gallup poll, suggesting widespread concern over new environmental restrictions on the industry that could impact Senate elections in November.
My must read of the day is “Worried Senators Press Obama on Health Law,” in the Wall Street Journal.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) reiterated calls to delay the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate on Sunday.