Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said that federal officials appear to be using “a lot of political science versus sound science” to justify their actions on endangered species.
Detainees have reportedly been denied food, medication and the use of toilets.
Sens. Lamar Alexander and Dianne Feinstein are aiming to preempt federal regulators.
Government advisory committees will talk about auditing standards, breast cancer and data privacy in coming weeks.
A draft version of a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act will be released next week.
With Congress stuck in partisan gridlock, there’s little chance of significant legislative action on core environmental issues.
Friday’s edition of the Federal Register will be relatively light on new regulations.
Here are the new rules for energy efficient motors, private sector pension plans and Defense Department schooling:
The post-Newtown push for tougher federal laws is seen as a lost cause, for now.
Some foreign airlines are already allowing their passengers to make cellphone calls during flights, USA Today reports.
The report comes as U.S. regulators are scheduled to vote on Thursday about whether to lift a ban on talking in the air domestically.
The settlement would come on the heels of JPMorgan's record $13 billion settlement reached last month with the government.