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The Senate voted last week on an amendment stating “it is the sense of Congress that— (1) climate change is real; and (2) human activity significantly contributes to climate change.”  Fifty senators voted in favor the amendment, including five Republican senators.  Forty-nine senators voted against the measure. 

28 Jan 2015

The following calendars can be used in planning a trip to Washington or for meeting with a representative or senator in their local office.  Guidance on arranging and meeting with a senator or representative, or their staff, is available here. Always check with the Member’s staff before making plans.

The House of Representatives will be in session on the following days:

26 Jan 2015

“There is established an Arctic Executive Steering Committee . . .  which shall provide guidance to executive departments and agencies . . .  and enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies and offices, and, where applicable, with State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors” declares an Executive Order issued by President Obama on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2015