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John Coleman Travels to DC to Support BPC Interests

BPC CEO John Coleman was in Washington, D.C. in early March, and he met with members of Congress, their staff, and senior United States Army Corps of Engineers officials. While there, John also delivered letters inviting Congressmen Denham, DeSaulnier, Garamendi and Thompson to be on a Congressional Panel at BPC’s upcoming Spring Summit to discuss […]

The Hill: Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul

The spending bill Congress is considering includes a major, bipartisan effort to overhaul how the U.S. government spends money to fight wildfires on federal land. The provision in the omnibus appropriations bill, released publicly late Wednesday, is meant to cut down on a practice known as “fire borrowing” in which agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau […]

Senators Feinstein and Daines Issue Letter Regarding Comprehensive Energy Legislation

In a letter to select Chairmen and Ranking Members on October 3, 2016, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Steve Daines expressed their thoughts on comprehensive energy legislation currently in conference negotiations. The letter discusses the Senators’ common priorities and urges strong reforms needed to improve forest health and addresses challenges currently impeding restoration efforts. Click here to read […]

CMANC Urges Contact with Members of Congress for Action on Legislation

Talk to your Member of Congress! It is time to connect with your Congressional Representative. With the end of both Conventions and Congress on recess until after Labor Day, this is the right time to reach out to your Representative. If you use Face Book, linking to your Representative is a good way to keep […]

GOP Leader McCarthy Says Candidates Should Offer Drought Plan

GOP leader McCarthy says candidates should offer drought plan George Cahlink, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Republican presidential candidates looking to do well in the Golden State’s June primary should offer a plan for dealing with its ongoing and historic drought. “My best advice to everyone […]

Senate Measure to Stop Obama’s Water Rule Fails

Senate measure to stop Obama water rule fails By Devin Henry – 04/21/16 12:28 PM EDT Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican effort to prevent further spending on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule designed to establish federal regulatory control over small waterways. The measure, from Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), failed to meet the […]

Feinstein Calls for Increased Pumping to Capture Water from March Storms

  From the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein: Senator Dianne Feinstein D-Calif.) today released the following statement calling on federal agencies to increase pumping as much as possible within the bounds of the biological opinions to capture and store more water during March storms: “Between January 1 and March 6 last year, 1.3 million acre feet […]

Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus

MUNICIPAL BONDS FOR AMERICA Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus   Today, Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced the formation of the Municipal Finance Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The intent of the caucus is to bring greater focus to state and local finance issues and, importantly, […]

Interior-Environment: EPA Stays Level, Avoid WOTUS Rider

Interior-Environment: EPA Stays Level, Avoids WOTUS Rider By Ed Felker, CQ Roll Call   Republicans largely backed down in their push to use the appropriations process to stop major environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department in the $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill announced late Tuesday, leaving out a […]