Why isn't Big Oil up in arms about the climate-friendly Inflation Reduction Act?

Aug 8, 2022
The bill incentivizes clean energy but doesn't vilify fossil fuels. Traditional oil companies can access some of the benefits as well.
The climate legislation gives oil companies a win with expanded drilling opportunities on federal lands and a pipeline in West Virginia.
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Congress looks to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks

Feb 8, 2022
Some of the proposed legislation would include spouses; some would include dependents as well.
A man walks by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.
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Democrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations

Mar 26, 2021
The Congressional Review Act gives them the power to do so, but it also limits regulators' options in the future.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington. Congressional Review Act season, too.
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How the election will shape economic policy before inauguration

Nov 3, 2020
Analysts predict the outcome of the election will play a key role in what legislation makes it through the legislative process before the end of this year.
David Daley, author of "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy," says gerrymandering has allowed some politicians to safely ignore the will of voters.
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Illinois cracks down on AI interviews

Jan 2, 2020
A new law requires greater disclosure when companies use artificial intelligence technology to sift through job candidates.
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Impeachment inquiry will likely stall legislative agenda

Sep 26, 2019
Priorities are expected to shift in the coming weeks and months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry on September 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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There's net neutrality legislation in Congress... but don't get too excited

Mar 8, 2019
The future of net neutrality may hinge on how internet service is defined.
Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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For public good, not for profit.

Waymo self-driving vehicles are displayed at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in  Mountain View, California, in May.
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How #MeToo has (or hasn't) changed business as usual, one year later

Oct 4, 2018
"There are lots of different kinds of remedies between doing nothing and firing," ACLU attorney Gillian Thomas says.
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