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  • A few delegations newly punching above their weight

    WASHINGTON The newest Roll Call Clout Index reveals that, even more than before, the largest potential for influence belongs to the states with the most people and therefore the biggest delegations. So it's worth paying special attention to the smaller places with lawmaker contingents positioned to punch highest above their weight in the 114th Congress.
  • Candidates look to make family legacies in Congress

    WASHINGTON When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter. A Democratic operative who has never run for office, Laura Burton Capps has long been seen as a...

    McCarthy uses bully pulpit to spotlight California drought

    WASHINGTON Legislation targeting arcane water rules is not typically the stuff of legacy building for high-profile political figures. But for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, shepherding through Congress a bill aimed at easing the water shortage...

    Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

    Stung by a recent vote in Congress, national conservation groups are mustering opposition to the increasing call from many western states to transfer federal lands to state control. The U.S. Senate last month narrowly approved a budget amendment...

    Obama administration's new fracking rules criticized by both sides

    Obama administration's new fracking rules criticized by both sides
    As the Obama administration took the first step Friday to regulate the drilling method known as fracking, opposition to the safety measures underscored the challenge of policing a practice that has cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of...