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Both chambers are set to return on Monday after a weeklong recess, kicking off a six-week session of legislative business. The issues expected to dominate this work period include the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and negotiations over how to keep the government funded beyond the scope of the current continuing resolution, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
As states wait for President Donald Trump to unveil a plan to increase investment in the nation’s infrastructure, they could look to leverage a little-known program that expands their authority under the National Environmental Policy Act to expedite highway and other surface transportation improvement projects, experts say.
A car battery maker continued to press the D.C. Circuit Friday to undo a decision remanding a $15 million loan dispute back to the U.S. Department of Energy, saying the agency’s argument that the appellate court lacks jurisdiction does not hold weight under scrutiny.
Wind-up plans for remnants of bankrupt chemical maker Vertellus Specialties Inc. won confirmation from a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday, bringing the end closer for a Chapter 11 that opened with more than $650 million in financial liabilities and serious pollution burdens.
A Nevada federal judge on Thursday denied a preliminary injunction bid from Ecolab Inc. seeking to take back documents and trade secrets allegedly stolen by former employees, saying the company hasn’t shown a likelihood of success on claims the ex-workers breached employment agreements.