Defense, trade and government waste part of recent Congressional week
The schedule in the nation’s capital this week was hectic as lawmakers dealt with national security, defense, trade and government waste among other issues. The following is a recap of activity.
SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES EPA OVERREACH BILL
The Senate Environment and Public Works committee approved a bill Wednesday that would seek to push back on a “power-grab” by the Obama administration, U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., said.
Boozman, who is on the committee, voted to approve legislation involving the “Waters of the United States,” sending it to the full Senate. The bill seeks to rein in Environmental Protection Agency overreach and gives the agency direction to write a rule that protects waterways without eroding the rights of landowners, Boozman said.