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- Energy and Climate Debate
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy
- Environmental Protection...more
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action. Officeholders on both sides of the aisle are preparing for the shift to Republican...more
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In the great tradition of American democracy dating back to the election of the First Congress in 1778, voters cast their ballots last week, giving the Republican Party control of the upcoming 114th Congress.
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ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
Republicans gained control of the Senate last Tuesday, and, with Republicans picking up several House seats as well, Congress rests in their hands. The question now becomes: can D.C. govern?...more
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South Carolina Elections 2014 -
The highlights of South Carolina’s races include Governor Nikki Haley fending off Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen to return to the governor’s mansion for a second term; U.S....more
The 2014 Midterm Elections have taken place and Republicans performed extremely well in all categories – winning key gubernatorial and congressional races – in what many are viewing as a "wave election."
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In This Issue:
-Defense And National Security
-Energy And The Environment
-Food And Agriculture Policy
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
With election day looming, our attention turns to the outcomes of the close races, potential lame duck issues, and what the election means for the new 115th Congress....more
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As the 2014 midterm elections approach, speculation is widespread as to whether tax reform can be successfully pursued in 2015. The successful 1986 Tax Reform Act navigated through a politically divided Congress a full...more
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