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Senate Steps Up for Climate

1/23/2014 // By Mollie Simon

The Senate started off 2014 with a lot of climate action.  Last week, the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At the committee hearing, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and …

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Weekly News Roundup- Oct. 18, 2013

10/18/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Worried Walruses. Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore. WANTED: Farm Bill.  Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill. NWF Captures First-Ever Footage …

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Polluter Lobbying Campaign Threatens Bipartisan Energy Progress in Senate

7/28/2013 // By Larry Schweiger

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill to promote energy efficiency sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-IN). As summer’s climate-fueled heat waves, drought and wildfires cook America from coast to coast, …

What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

6/21/2013 // By Lara Bryant

After the Senate easily passed a Farm Bill earlier in June, many thought the House of Representatives had the votes in the bag to pass their own version. For 2 years, I’ve been working on farm bill policy, and I’ve …

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The Senate and the Sea

6/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) fittingly represents the Ocean State in the United States Senate. At Capitol Hill Oceans Week Sen. Whitehouse had this to say: “The oceans can do a lot of things, but they can’t speak for themselves.” This week, conservation champions …

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Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

5/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted bill will leave Americans at greater risk of flooding, damage …


Water Resources Development Act Expensive, Damaging

5/13/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Senate set to vote on Water Resources Development Act this week Today, spokespeople representing three different backgrounds and perspectives offered up their opinions of the Water Resources Development Act (S.601), which is scheduled for a cloture vote at noon Tuesday …

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Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

4/30/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet above the flood stage in St. Louis, MO and will …

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Senators Reach across the Aisle to Create Jobs and Reduce Emissions

4/19/2013 // By Amber Hewett

In confidence that success inspires more of the same, let’s take a moment to celebrate a model of bipartisan leadership that we saw in the Senate yesterday morning when Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced their Energy …

Weekly News Roundup – April 12, 2013

4/12/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sportsmen Share Priorities With New Interior Chief April 10 – A national sportsmen’s coalition looks forward to working with …