The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Ukraine next week amid signs that tensions with Russia are ratcheting up
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman called it a "critical" decision.
Nearly 10,000 schools across the country are located within a mile of a chemical facility, according to a watchdog group that is pushing new regulations.
House Republicans said the report shows that President Obama's policies have harmed the energy industry.
EPA adviser on environmental justice Lisa Garcia is joining the law group Earthjustice.
Paul says country doesn't need 48 federal agencies with weapons.
Oil and natural gas giants Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc. spent $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The loan help will go toward projects that reduce or capture greenhouse gas emissions.
Carter writes that the choice will define Obama's legacy.
A petroleum lobby says the EPA has indicated it may flip-flop on its proposed levels for biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply.