Lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday to discuss the budget reform. Among the changes: a different way to secure funds for fighting massive wildfires.
Hanford whistleblowers are informally invited to testify before the Homeland Security subcommittee, but that invitation is later blocked by the ranking minority Republican on the committee.
They don't have plans for a filibuster, since they lack a bill and a scheduled vote. But more than two dozen Democratic U.S. lawmakers do have a lot to say about the perils of climate change -- along with a free Monday night and access to the floor of the U.S. Senate.
A once-stalled plan to support Christmas tree growers nationwide could be on its way to winning congressional approval as part of the new Farm Bill.
The U.S. House of Representatives debated a bill Thursday that would dramatically increase logging on federal forestlands in the Northwest.
The White House threatens to veto a timber harvest bill crafted by Oregon and Washington lawmakers who are frustrated with federal forest management and the ongoing fiscal crisis in historically timber-dependent counties.
House Democrats selected Oregon's Peter DeFazio Wednesday as the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.
One of the chief expectations of those who voted for President Obama is that he moves assertively to pass climate change legislation. How will such efforts fare, alongside the looming debate over the debt ceiling and an expected fight on gun legislation?
A last minute deal passed by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff extended a key tax credit for the wind power industry.
The House Transportation Committee has approved a bill exempting logging roads from federal storm water pollution regulation.
EUGENE, Ore. -- For the third year, Oregon lawmakers have been attempting to push through legislation designating the area around the Devil’s Staircase as Wilderness. Today a House committee in Washington, DC heard testimony about the proposal.