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Dec. 15, 2014, 3:23 p.m.

Congress Approves Nuclear History Park At Hanford

Congress has approved a new national park in Washington state that commemorates the Manhattan Project at Hanford.

Dec. 13, 2014, 8:32 p.m.

Endangered Species Decision For Sage Grouse Delayed By Congressional Maneuvering

A rider in a spending bill That won final congressional approval Saturday would delay a decision about whether to place the greater sage grouse on the Endangered Species list.

Dec. 11, 2014, 8 a.m.

End Of Federal Timber Payments Means Leaner Times For Oregon Counties

A U.S. House spending bill did not include an allocation for the Secure Rural Schools fund, meaning counties around the Northwest could have less money for public services. Oregon will be hit the hardest.

Dec. 3, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

Oregon Caves To Get More Protection As Bill Moves Through Congress

A national defense bill expected to pass Congress this session includes a major expansion of Oregon Caves National Monument in Southern Oregon.

Sept. 18, 2014, 6:36 p.m.

Dying Starfish Could Get Help From Congress

The proposed Marine Disease Emergency Act would speed up the process for dedicating federal dollars to the study of sea star wasting syndrome and other marine disease outbreaks.

April 30, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Growers Tell Congress Pesticide Ban Won't Solve Bee Problems

Instead of banning the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, Congress should follow Oregon's example and use a collaborative and science-based approach to improving honeybee health, the executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said.

March 17, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Congress Studies New Way To Fund Massive Wildfires

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.

March 11, 2014, 9:50 p.m.

Hanford Whistleblowers: Senate Hearing Forces Few Answers Into The Open

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.

March 10, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

All-Nighter On Climate Change To Keep U.S. Senators Occupied

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.

Jan. 30, 2014, 3:03 p.m.

What The Farm Bill Tucked Beneath Northwest Christmas Trees

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.

Sept. 19, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

U.S. House Debate Forest Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives debated a bill Thursday that would dramatically increase logging on federal forestlands in the Northwest.

Sept. 18, 2013, 5:20 p.m.

White House Threatens To Veto Forest Bill

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.

July 18, 2013, 2:25 p.m.

Oregon's DeFazio Moves Up To Ranking Member On Natural Resources

House Democrats selected Oregon's Peter DeFazio Wednesday as the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee.

Jan. 24, 2013, 11:56 a.m.

Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

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?

Jan. 2, 2013, 4:03 p.m.

Congress Gives New Life To Clean Energy Tax Credits

A last minute deal passed by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff extended a key tax credit for the wind power industry.

Aug. 1, 2012, 8:34 p.m.

Northwest Representatives Push Clean Water Exemption for Logging Roads

The House Transportation Committee has approved a bill exempting logging roads from federal storm water pollution regulation.

Oct. 25, 2011, 2:22 p.m.

Devil's Staircase Protections Once Again Before Lawmakers

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.