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Feb 10, 2016

Obama vows to press ahead with Clean Power Plan after setback

The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

Feb 9, 2016

Obama again proposes cut in Great Lakes protection program

For the third consecutive year, President Barack Obama is proposing to cut a program that focuses on the Great Lakes' biggest environmental threats.

Dec 7, 2015

GOP seeks curbs in Obama environmental agenda in budget bill

Congressional Republicans are pressing for an end to the four-decade ban on exporting crude oil and further curbs on President Barack Obama's environmental agenda as part of a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Dec 4, 2015

Interstate love song: Obama signs five-year transportation bill

A 5-year, $305-billion bill to deal with the country's aging and congested transportation systems was signed into law Friday by President Barack Obama, who said it will put Americans to work and provide states with the federal help they need to commit to long-term projects.

Nov 10, 2015

Appeals court delivers setback to Obama’s immigration plan

A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.

Jun 10, 2015

Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama’s trade bill

Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.

Jun 4, 2015

New federal labor guidelines cause concerns

New guidelines issued to enforce federal rules over labor violations have some contractors seething, but the Obama administration says the implementation is necessary to ensure safe and fair practices at construction job sites.

Mar 10, 2015

Obama criticizes state’s new right-to-work law

President Barack Obama is criticizing a new Wisconsin law that prohibits requiring workers to pay union dues, saying it "will weaken, rather than strengthen workers."

Feb 2, 2015

Obama asks $50 million cut in Great Lakes restoration effort (UPDATE)

President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2016 seeks what it calls a $50 million "modest reduction" in a multi-year program to clean up the Great Lakes.

Jan 5, 2015

Obama, GOP-led Congress gear up for climate fight

President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The GOP has vowed to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development.

Oct 30, 2014

Federal grants favor Democratic districts

Just two months before the midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Sep 10, 2014

House votes to block EPA water rules

The Republican-controlled House approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands, an action that critics call a classic Washington overreach.


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