National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says response times to incoming calls at the IRS remains the biggest challenge the agency has in dealing with the public.
Recent House votes included bills on the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Energy, while committees on natural resources have made progress on a bill to cut down on national parks maintenance.
The president’s fiscal 2019 budget proposal includes $18 million for the Interior Department to begin reorganization and relocation of its employees and sub-agencies to new locations in the western U.S.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it needs authority to enforce cybersecurity standards. The agency also wants Congress to expand its jurisdiction over electric grid operators.
Legislation calls for agencies to adopt computer power savings techniques, implement advanced metering technology and create energy data standards.
The ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee talks about what’s ahead for energy policy.
What will America’s energy policy of the future look like and when can we expect to see one put in place? Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is the ranking member on the Senate Energy and…