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Jason Plautz

Jason Plautz

Oversight

Should the Government Turn Down the Airport Volume?

Noisy airplane takeoffs have reopened a debate about how the government should treat noise pollution.

Oversight

Obama and the GOP Congress Ponder What They Can Get Done This Year

The president meets with Republican leaders this week as the Senate works on an energy bill.

Oversight

'Snowzilla' Sidelines House, Delays Senate

The Senate is set to take up an energy bill a day later than planned, while the House will stay home for the week.

Management

NOAA: 2015 Was Hottest Year on Record

As the Obama administration gears up to protect its climate accord, scientists issue a warning.

Tech

The Transportation Department Is Getting Ready for the Driverless Car Era

New policies will make it easier for autonomous cars to hit the road.

Management

Texas Governor Calls for a Constitutional Convention to Cut the Federal Government's Power

Greg Abbott’s plan would give states authority to overturn federal law, Supreme Court ruling

Tech

Firm Tied to Keystone XL Sues Obama Administration Over Rejected Pipeline

Domestic and international challenges extend saga over controversial tar-sands project.

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Oversight

Congress Finally Has Its Long-Term Transportation Bill

A five-year bill offers some security, but no permanent solution to a funding mess.

Management

Obama: Climate Action Is America’s Duty

As the House gears up vote against his climate agenda, Obama says America will act.

Oversight

As Clinton Releases Infrastructure Plan, Congress Wrestles With Its Own Bill

Clinton’s tax-reform plan might seem ideal, but Congress is stuck with a pay-for patchwork.

Management

House Passes Long-Term Transportation Bill

A last-minute amendment offers an influx of cash to the money-needy bill.

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Management

Congress Wants Agencies to Use the Sharing Economy for Rides

The House is set to debate an amendment that would use ridesharing services like Uber to help cull the government’s vehicle fleet.

Tech

Daily-Fantasy-Sports Operator Says Federal Regulation is Necessary

As investigators press industry, FanDuel CEO opens the door for government rules.

Tech

Former Obama Official is Tasked With Trying To Save Fantasy Sports

Seth Harris, a former head of the Labor Department, has never played fantasy sports, but he’s the industry’s choice to police itself.

Oversight

Congress Nears Deal on Its Other Crisis: Highway Funding

Lawmakers veer closer to the edge, but both chambers see a path forward.

Management

Interior Department Report Faults EPA In Colorado Mine Spill

Agency warns that the circumstances around the mine spill are “surprisingly prevalent.”

Oversight

Upcoming Ozone Rules Don't Have Many Fans

Environmentalists are ready to be disappointed by the EPA’s new standards, but manufacturing groups won’t be happy either.