State and Federal Relations
A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.
If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
“Donald Trump cannot stop us in states and governors in building a clean energy future,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said during the Center for American Progress 2018 Ideas Conference.
"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
Already hit by falling agricultural commodity prices, retaliatory tariffs would effectively kick producers while they’re down.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
Places like beach towns and Las Vegas are losing out under current infrastructure funding formulas.
“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.
“This issue is of great concern to communities throughout the West,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. “Increasingly, these communities find themselves as targets of overly zealous federal law-enforcement operations.”
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act would be authorized through 2021 under a bill released Thursday.
The House Appropriations Committee included the spending increase in fiscal 2019 legislation for water and energy programs.
Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.
Most child welfare advocates have hailed the changes, but some states that rely heavily on group homes fear that now they won’t have enough money to pay for them.
"States joining California in this suit are part of a broader movement of states, cities, and businesses that are driving down emissions without any help from Washington.”
Tax-exempt advance refunding helped state and local governments save billions of dollars in recent years.
“If we want to do this, let’s do it well,” according to Pete Weber of the Fresno Bridge Academy. “What’s being proposed needs some adjustments.”
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