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.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that the economy has “obviously turned the corner” at an Obama campaign event in rural Virginia today, speaking on the heels of a government report that private-sector job growth is stalling out.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary Tom Vilsack recently engaged in conduct that may have violated the Hatch Act, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Vilsack’s conduct is the latest in a series of potential Hatch Act violations by Obama administration officials.