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The leadership of key committees on Capitol Hill is about to change. The faces on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee will look different in 2021. On the Republican side, retirements have left openings while appointments to the Biden cabinet may shake up Democratic leadership on committees handling public lands, energy, and the implementation of the Green New Deal.
The U.S. Senate is on track early next week to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill designed to address the nearly $12 billion-dollar maintenance backlog facing public lands nationwide and to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bipartisan effort has been led by Sens. …
A national parks bill with overwhelming bipartisan backing easily cleared a key Senate committee this week, likely putting the bill on a fast track for full Senate approval.
On Thursday, while a House committee continued impeachment hearings, the Senate Energy Committee considered another matter: Dan Brouillette’s nomination to serve as Secretary of Energy. Brouillette’s nomination earned the support of a broad range of leaders from both parties and from across the country.