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Scientifically oriented members of Congress and think tankers from across the ideological spectrum have been pushing in a low-key but determined way over the past several years to revive the shuttered Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), the congressional agency that once advised committees and members on new developments in technology.
Democrats on Friday warned of the "existential threat" posed by climate change, hammering President Trump's inaction on the topic while vowing to move aggressively next year on legislation designed to tackle the global issue.
Congress isn’t quite ready to resurrect a congressional technology assessment office killed off by Republicans in 1995. But the idea may be gaining momentum.
Backers of reopening the Office of Technology Assessment include Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
The House Ways and Means Committee could take up legislation as early as next week that would increase a limit on state and local tax deductions that has riled Democrats from high-cost regions, according to a senior panel member.
An Illinois congressman who’s made climate change a key issue is back from the United Nations climate conference in Madrid saying that President Trump has abandoned the U.S. leadership role in taking on global warming.
President Trump isn’t going to Spain this week for a major international climate change conference. That isn’t a surprise, given everything he’s said and done when it comes to global warming.
After the morning rush Monday, it was still a tight squeeze inside Glen Ellyn's Metra station when village officials made the case for replacing the outdated depot.
The occasion was a ceremony to formally unveil a $14.4 million grant for construction of a new station and a pedestrian tunnel.
The EPA has yet to revise its rules regulating how sterilizers like Sterigenics, which has announced it would be closing its Willowbrook facility, and Medline in Waukegan, along with other companies like Vantage Specialties in Gurnee use ethylene oxide.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) introduced a bill today aimed at assessing climate change risk in the financial sector, an emerging area of focus for congressional Democrats.
Glen Ellyn officials and lawmakers will gather Monday to celebrate a $14.4 million infusion of federal funds into plans to build a new Metra station and a pedestrian tunnel downtown.