Thursday Dec 5
The Wichita Eagle
Eagle editorial: Build 777X in Wichita
Good for Wichita and Kansas for making an aggressive play for the Boeing 777X and its 7,000 to 10,000 new jobs.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Kansas Food Bank to receive large donation of dairy products
Land O'Lakes, an agribusiness and food company, will donate 20,000 pounds of butter and an equal amount of sliced American cheese to the Kansas Food Bank on Friday, the Bank said Wednesday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
NBAA Welcomes Enactment of Small Aircraft Revitalization Act Into Law
The National Business Aviation Association welcomes President Barack Obama's signature into law of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013, formally enacting valuable legislation to dramatically enhance the certification process for new light general aviation aircraft, avionics and other equipment.
Pompeo's Small Airplane Revitalization Act is now law
You may have missed it over the holiday, but the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, authored and championed by Congressman Mike Pompeo of Wichita, was signed into law on Nov. 27 by President Barack Obama .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Iowa tax breaks for wind-power producers expire soon
Tax breaks for wind-power producers are set to expire in a little more than a month, threatening hundreds of manufacturing and energy jobs in the state if nothing is done.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
KU professor: Potential reward of Iran deal worth risk
A law professor at The University of Kansas stood apart from U.S. senators representing Kansas by expressing optimism about a deal granting Iran temporary relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for curbing expansion of a nuclear weapon program.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Obama signs aviation revitalization act
The general aviation industry is applauding the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, which was signed by President Obama on Wednesday afternoon.
House Passes Bill To Speed Approval of Natural Gas Pipelines
The House has passed legislation to accelerate federal approval of permits for natural-gas pipeline projects.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Journal of Commerce
U.S. streamlines natural gas pipeline approvals
The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed to boost energy production in the U.S. The pipeline bill would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a pipeline application within a year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
House Passes Bill to Expedite Natural Gas Pipeline Permits
On November 21, 2013, the House voted 252-165 in favor of H.R. 1900, also known as the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act , to expedite the process for obtaining a pipeline permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission .
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Roll Call for Nov. 24: How N.H.'s congresswomen voted
Voting 235 for and 187 against, the House on Wednesday passed a GOP bill to prohibit federal regulation on federal and tribal lands of the energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, a boom industry in many states in which chemical fluids are injected deep into the earth to break loose previously unrecoverable oil and gas deposits.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Bill to quicken permit decisions on gas pipeline projects passes House
The House voted 252-165 to approve the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which will require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to meet a 12-month deadline for approving or rejecting proposed pipeline projects.
House clears drilling, fracking bills - Could Pompeo pipeline bill...
HOUSE CLEARS DRILLING, FRACKING BILLS: The House yesterday passed two bills aimed at speeding up oil and gas permitting on federal lands and potentially blocking Interior Department fracking regulations, the first two of a trio of energy bills the House is taking up before flying home for Thanksgiving.
The Miami Herald
House backs bill to speed natural gas pipelines
The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S. The pipeline bill would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a pipeline application within a year.
Pompeo: Federal wind tax credit losing steam
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo affirmed Wednesday growing support for withdrawal of federal tax credits responsible for driving investment in Kansas wind farms but that distort the energy marketplace.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Overnight Tech: House Nsa bill to skip committee
THE LEDE : Legislation aimed at restoring trust in the National Security Agency will skip the committee process and go straight to the House floor.
Republican worries NSA controversy will derail intel funding bill
Rep. Mike Pompeo is worried that controversy over National Security Agency surveillance could prevent Congress from re-authorizing funding for intelligence agencies.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Jim Clyburn says Democrats are 'in bed' with insurance companies over Obamacare
Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., conceded that Democrats got "in bed" with insurance companies while crafting Obamacare, as he argued that the companies should do more to promote the law.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Capitol Hill Update, 18 November, 2013
House & Senate/Schedule: The House and Senate are both in session the week, and both will recess next week for Thanksgiving.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Voice For Liberty in Wichita
Kansas progressives on school employment
Kansas school spending in 2014 will set new records From Kansas Policy Institute.