Sarah Vilms

Sarah Vilms

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2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Regulatory Activity - EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON CLEAN POWER PLAN - This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold public hearings in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh to...more

7/30/2014 - Clean Power Plan Energy Environmental Policies EPA Legislative Agendas Natural Resources

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

REGULATORY ACTIVITY - GREENHOUSE GAS - Pursuant to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon propose to prohibit certain chemicals contributing to emissions of...more

7/17/2014 - Barack Obama Climate Action Plan EPA Federal Budget Greenhouse Gas Emissions IRIS Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Regulation SNAP Program

Emerging Environmental Goods Agreement: Negotiations Set to Begin

Negotiations are expected to begin on July 7 in Geneva concerning the possible elimination of tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods. The negotiations, being led by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),...more

6/25/2014 - EU Negotiations TTIP TTP USTR WTO

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

REGULATORY ACTIVITY - EPA APPROVES NEW MEASUREMENTS FOR OZONE - In significant news for entities attempting to maintain or attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs), the Environmental Protection...more

6/24/2014 - Environmental Policies EPA NAAQS Natural Resources

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

EPA SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON CLIMATE CHANGE - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a request for comment on its draft report concerning the impacts of climate change to human health. The agency is seeking...more

2/10/2014 - Climate Change EPA Legislative Agendas Retail Market Waste

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Future Climate Scenarios - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released phase-two of its National Stormwater Calculator. EPA highlights that “the updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability...more

2/3/2014 - Carbon Emissions Climate Change Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Natural Resources

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Excecutive Branch Activity - President Establishes National Energy Review - President Obama has issued a memorandum which establishes a “quadrennial energy review” in order to coordinate energy and climate change...more

1/13/2014 - Climate Change DOE Energy Policy EPA Infrastructure Natural Resources Obama Administration Timber

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Nominations for U.S. Department of the Interior and EPA - On Tuesday, December 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet to consider the nomination of Neil Kornze to become the Director of the...more

12/16/2013 - Department of the Interior Diesel Fuel EPA Nominations Ports

Capital Thinking: Environment

Environmental Protection Agency and Local Governments - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Local Government Advisory Committee will meet November 26 via teleconference to discuss the Draft 2014–2018 EPA...more

11/11/2013 - DOE EPA Grants Renewable Energy

Capital Thinking: Environment

Legislative Activity - House Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act - Last week, the House passed its Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which provides federal funding for water and...more

10/28/2013 - EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Natural Resources Offshore Wind Water Supplies WRRDA

Capital Thinking: Environment

Legislative Activity - Flood Repairs in Colorado - The short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress will allow “the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to use up to $450 million of funds previously...more

10/21/2013 - Flooding Forestry Highways Secretary of Transportation Wind Power

Capital Thinking: Environment

Executive Branch Activity - EPA To Hold Listening Sessions on Carbon Emissions From Power Plants - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning on holding 11 public listening sessions across the United...more

10/12/2013 - BOEM Carbon Emissions EPA Power Plants

Capital Thinking: Environment

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Last Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will hold a hearing to examine black...more

9/30/2013 - Carbon Emissions EPA Green Technology Power Plants Seafood Sports

Capital Thinking: Energy

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Nuclear Waste - Allison Macfarlane, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy, will testify this...more

9/10/2013 - Energy Policy Environmental Impact Report Natural Resources Nuclear Waste

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

Capital Thinking Updates - May 16, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

5/21/2013 - Appropriations Bill CFPB CMS Cross-Border Cybersecurity DHS Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Healthcare Higher Education Act Hurricane Sandy IRS Keystone XL Pipeline Nominations SEC Security-Based Swaps Sequestration Student Loans

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

4/24/2013 - Barack Obama CFTC CISPA Cybersecurity Data Protection FATCA Federal Budget FHFA Foreclosure Fracking Gun Laws Jacob Lew Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration SIFIs Spending Cuts

Capital Thinking Update - April 8, 2013

General Legislative - Tomorrow, April 9, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules will include: (1) H.R. 254 – Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower...more

4/10/2013 - Farms Hydropower Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation Rural Development

Capital Thinking Update - March 18, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/20/2013 - CFTC Continuing Resolution Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EPA Farms Federal Budget Genetically Engineered Seed Healthcare Immigration Reform Middle East National Security Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Workforce Investment Act

Capital Thinking Update - March 11, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

3/13/2013 - CISPA Cybersecurity Drones FDA Furloughs Healthcare No Child Left Behind Proposed Legislation Public Schools Renewable Energy SEC Sequestration Spending Cuts USDA

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