The wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show.
A Democratic congressman is attempting to tie the standoff over publicly owned lands in Nevada to a conservative policy group long reviled by the left in what the group says is a baseless and politically motivated attack.
A Democratic member of Congress is using the government shutdown to pressure the Department of the Interior to prohibit oil and gas exploration on federal land.
Energy companies should not be able to use federal lands if those lands are closed to hikers and campers, according to Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Sen. Tom Udall (D., N.M.) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) are trying to use the current budget crisis to push additional fees on the mining industry.
The House Natural Resources Committee plans to ignore a letter from Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) that calls for an investigation into a Department of the Interior official connected to the conservative Heartland Institute.