Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.
House Republicans passed a bill Friday morning to curtail what the GOP calls excessive and expensive federal regulations, including any attempt to implement a tax on industry carbon emissions.
Prematurely closing the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay would release the most dangerous terrorists currently held by the United States and pose a grave national security threat, according to one representative who recently visited the facility.
Supporters of legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone Pipeline say they are happy to engage opponents who signaled Tuesday that they would fight the legislation when it comes up for a vote.
Opponents of Obamacare on Thursday seized on warnings from two of its legislative architects that implementation of the law could be disastrous. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and wrote large portions of the law.
President Barack Obama touted a new plan to step up green energy subsidies on Friday at an Energy Department laboratory, critics say is emblematic of the government’s failure to succeed with taxpayer-funded green energy projects.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) has introduced a bill to repeal all federal energy tax credits, calling them bad energy policy and a roadblock to lower energy rates for consumers.