Congress Blog

NRC reform for a strong, safe nuclear power industry

Nuclear energy has provided baseload power to our country for decades, and generates electricity twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  It does not emit carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, or nitrogen oxide, making it not only clean but...

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Why a Congressional child survival prayer in celebration?

Because when Catholic Relief Services (CRS) engaged in a four-year effort to stem maternal and infant mortality in East Ghana, funded by USAID, infant mortality dramatically declined from 62 per 1,000 live births to 14. Because...

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What's in a label? Not enough

Call it the dirty not-so-little secret in the cleaning cupboard: When conventional cleaning products are used, they can spread suspected carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive and developmental toxicants, and other harmful substances...

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Eagle conservation and wind power go hand in hand

Protecting America’s wildlife is one of my deepest passions; it’s a big part of why I’ve devoted my career to safeguarding our nation’s natural heritage. President Nixon once correctly pointed out that “Nothing is more priceless and more...

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Essential water infrastructure

Infrastructure is a technical-sounding word that describes so much that matters in our daily lives. It may sound like something that happens somewhere else, but infrastructure includes our homes and the pipes that bring water to our faucets; the...

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