Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and John Ensign, R-Nev., have proposed legislation that would expand draft language for a federal renewable electricity standard to make all forms of renewable energy technology eligible to meet increasing renewable electricity benchmarks.
The head of Toyota Motor USA Sales Inc. on Tuesday defended the company's probe into the electronic throttle system on its vehicles as he faced a congressional firing squad over the automaker's handling of sudden unintended acceleration complaints.
A coalition of broadband Internet service providers and trade groups has urged the Federal Communications Commission to reject a push by net neutrality groups to put Internet access under the same regulatory classification as telephone service.
Ahead of a scheduled bipartisan summit on health care aimed at jump-starting overhaul efforts, the White House said Tuesday it was backing proposals to revoke the insurance industry's antitrust exemption, saying the repeal would ultimately complement health care reform.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Tuesday defended the agency's intention to push ahead with greenhouse gas emission regulation for stationary and mobile sources, albeit at a slower pace, responding to lawmakers' economic and scientific concerns.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Monday that new greenhouse gas regulations for power plants and other large stationary sources under the Clean Air Act will not go into effect until 2011.
Senators have blasted GlaxoSmithKline PLC for not alerting patients to potential cardiac risks associated with diabetes drug Avandia, and questioned what the FDA has done to ensure the safety of patients involved in an ongoing trial.
The White House on Monday unveiled its comprehensive proposal for health care reform legislation, tweaking aspects of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and dropping some of the most controversial provisions in hopes of mustering enough bipartisan support to ensure passage of the reform package.
In two cases the Federal Trade Commission brought challenging so-called reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, the agency is looking for victory in a hostile legal landscape — but it may have a shot, attorneys say.
Trade groups representing U.S. shrimp and dairy producers have weighed in on the U.S. International Trade Commission's probe of the consequences of a potential U.S. free trade agreement with seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region, expressing some qualms over the proposal.
The appointment of two new members to the U.S. Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board will likely mean more claimant-friendly decisions in whistleblower cases, and may even foreshadow a push to reshape the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provisions, attorneys say.
The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled its working recommendations for encouraging the development of broadband technology in the U.S., emphasizing the role of broadband technology in creating jobs, reducing health care costs and improving education.
The Indiana Legislature has moved closer to adopting net metering legislation, which would expand the rules under which customers that generate their own renewable energy can get credit from utilities for the extra electricity output.
Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are up in arms over a leaked U.S. Department of the Interior document that indicates the Obama administration is considering designating as many as 17 new national monuments throughout the Western U.S.
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has asked health insurer WellPoint Inc. to explain why it cited declining enrollment as justification for attempts to raise premium rates, when data submissions show its enrollment actually increased in 2009.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has moved to restrict the use of long-acting beta agonists, asthma drugs marketed by AstraZeneca PLC, Novartis AG and GlaxoSmithKline PLC that FDA analyses have linked with worsening asthma symptoms and death in some patients.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has opened an investigation into whether the oil and natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing may lead to environmental and public health problems.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging the federal government to protect intellectual property rights through an anti-counterfeiting treaty with trading partners and step up its fight against online counterfeiting and digital theft, saying those are important steps in the nation's economic recovery.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced new emissions standards for stationary diesel engines, such as those that power industrial and agricultural generators, imposing measures to reduce polluting chemicals including formaldehyde, benzene and acrolein.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to give meaning to the “reasonable factors other than age” defense in the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act.