The timetable was reportedly too steep for fire hydrant manufacturers.
A bipartisan group of four senators wants to follow the House's lead by overriding guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency that would require fire hydrants to meet a new lead-free standard.
A group of Democratic lawmakers urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy Wednesday to reduce pollutants known to cause climate change.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) led 16 other lawmakers in writing a letter to McCarthy, where they asked her to use the agency’s authority to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) compounds.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer's bill would set up a Road Usage Fee Pilot Program.
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) is planning to write legislation that would cut the Environmental Protection Agency's staff by 15 percent.
The state is asking the Obama administration for more time to comment on the plan.
The entire congressional delegation of Illinois is calling on President Obama to declare a federal disaster in their home state, after 15 counties suffered tornado damage on Nov. 17.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill Thursday that would eliminate tax subsidies for the oil, gas and coal industries.
The End Polluter Welfare Act, S. 1762, would end $100 billion-worth of tax breaks for the industries over 10 years.
Lawmakers say a rule requiring hydrants to use lead-free pipes could cause a shortage.
Republicans and the White House fight for credit over record U.S. energy production.