Rep. Nunes calls it "ludicrous," considering the state's drought-resistant irrigation system is neutered by "excessive regulations and lawsuits by environmental extremists."
Rule could go into effect as soon as the end of the month despite a record 23,000 public comments the agency needs to process.
But no movement on individual mandate as questions loom about whether the IRS is even ready to enforce the penalties.
GOPs press for sanctions vote, Menendez vows to "not yield" on his bill, and Paul presses Obama on his constitutional authority to repeal sanctions law.
Step in Obama's Climate Action Plan, without a price tag, will assess risks and then tell landowners "this is how you need to manage."
Claim That Iran Sanctions Are Like a Spigot Doesn’t Hold Water Under Questioning of Treasury Official
Negotiator grilled on more of what the nuke deal doesn't address as lawmakers lash out at White House for bullying the legislative branch.
Law includes a powerful disincentive for victims trying to leave abusive marriages; it's been nearly two years since Treasury said it would fix the problem.
Red-line reckoning as Syria has disposed of just a tad of its chemical weapons; Kerry expects Russia to help.
"When we find ourselves offending others by the use of sectarian prayers, that has a significant negative impact upon good order, discipline, and unit cohesion," former chaplain testifies.
"Absent 100 percent cooperation" from Iran, Congress hears, Obama's "'verification' equals bomb."
One Democratic senator vows afterward to "not sit back and watch any sort of power grab" by Obama's executive actions as GOPs brace for just that.
Brace for an ‘Exciting and Surprising’ State of the Union Where ‘Ambitious’ Executive Action Takes Center Stage
Carney drops hints about how Obama "will use every means available to him" to achieve his goals; GOP says POTUS "has a lot of explaining to do."
"It's more important for us to build the best country" -- and election results will follow, senator tells the RNC.
Meeting puts heavy focus on women leaders: "We can't fight the Democrats' phony rhetoric on women with male voices."
“Our criminal justice system works only when all Americans are treated equally under the law," attorney general says in a message to Congress.
Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders talks about the likely bipartisan bill that includes everything but the pay-fors.
Fomer chairman of the Joint Chiefs says you can "pour the entire Pentagon budget" into the debt -- but it would have "minimal impact" without entitlement reform.
Moving metadata to the private sector, stopping world leader snooping -- and leaving Dems and GOPs asking why he's not coming to Congress.
It had a little bit of everything to tempt the palate of most lawmakers, including gun-violence prevention cash and home-state pet projects.
Obama ‘Inviting the Whirlwind’ by Neglecting Blooming al-Qaeda Strongholds, Affiliates ‘Spreading Like Wildfire’
Lieberman: "Mr. President, there are three more years in which you're going to be commander in chief. A lot of what you're doing now is not protecting our security."
Over USDA objections, OMB ordered that fiscal year 2012 disbursements be retroactively docked for 2013 sequestration.
But he's facing a veto-proof majority from lawmakers pointing out Iran's actions since the administration's November deal.
White House opposes because people "can trust that the information that they are providing is protected by stringent security standards."
Says she's "confident" political climate "stacked against moderates" won't work against Democrats and put taking back the House out of reach.
Rules depend on studies not allowed under law and would require technology not commercially available.