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By Matt Koch

Venezuela’s on-going political and economic crisis emphasizes the need for the United States to continue to diversify and grow its supplies of energy, particularly from our neighbor to the north – Canada.  More pointedly, it highlights the importance of expanding and building more pipelines from Canada, such as TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3.

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By Heath Knakmuhs

Lately, it seems that some environmental activists are against almost everything.  Their latest cause?  Trying to shut down air conditioning during Virginia’s muggy summer months.  Fortunately, cooler heads have prevailed … thus far. 

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the Senate’s vote today to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson as Commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Global Energy Institute President and CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement:

Letters
Dear Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer,
 
As associations representing businesses of all industries, forms, and sizes in all 50 states, we urge the Senate to take expeditious steps to ensure the timely confirmation of qualified pending nominees to administration positions.
 
The slow pace of confirmations is depriving agencies across the government of critical leadership and in the case of independent agencies, the quorum necessary to conduct critical business.
 
 
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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
 
As you consider H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, which includes the FY18 Legislative Branch, FY18 Energy and Water Development, and FY18 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bills, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges you to consider the following recommendations.
 
Under the Rule, H. Res. 473, the Chamber urges you to support the following amendment to Division D: