Like Ms. Omarova, Ms. Raskin withdrew her nomination. “Sarah was subject to baseless attacks from industry and conservative interest groups,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. The treasurers have also set their sights on new federal rules and regulations intended to strengthen the government’s ability to act on climate change.Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has secured a promise from Democratic leaders and the White House to complete a highly contested 304-mile gas pipeline in his state, his office said, a major concession won as part of negotiations over a climate and tax bill. Mr. Manchin,Continue Reading

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) at a news conference at the University of South Florida on March 2 in Tampa. (Chris O’Meara/AP) The Florida state Senate is poised to vote late Thursday on a Republican bill that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, signaling the start of whatContinue Reading

Selling scrap coal has earned Sen. Joe Manchin millions of dollars over three decades, and he has used his political positions to protect the fuel from laws and regulations that threaten his family’s business. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is pictured on Capitol Hill. | Francis Chung/E&E News As governor, JoeContinue Reading

Arkansas on Monday joined Colorado, California and New Mexico in broadening access to Covid-19 boosters, getting ahead of federal regulators who are close to making a decision on expanded eligibility. Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said at a news conference on Monday that he had directed the state health departmentContinue Reading

WASHINGTON – The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that the House approved late Friday passed with the help of several Republicans, who faced a swift backlash Saturday from their GOP colleagues. Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York was one of 13 Republicans who voted for the bipartisan bill, which passed 228-206,Continue Reading