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Shimkus has focused on energy issues during his time in Congress, becoming a leading conservative voice on global warming, drilling policy and alternative fuels.
He supports lifting the ban on offshore drilling, allowing oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, building the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the U.S. and developing oil shale in the Rocky Mountains.
Shimkus supported legislation in 2011 that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it were municipal garbage, pre-empting pending federal regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that could be much tougher.
D.C. politicians are focused on what really matters: themselves.
The words "mayor" and "crack" come to mind, but wait! There's more!
In this week's Background Check, the commerce secretary talks about motherhood and triathlons.
The shutdown's over for now, but what is Congress likely to make you miss in January and February?
The Almanac of American Politics is here! If you can lift it, you might learn something.
Lawmakers tend to hold their events within a few blocks from the Capitol, a report shows.
The secretary of state has a few things on his calendar Thursday.
Job-creating deal with Canada yields jobs but no White House mention.
Mrs. Jay-Z stirred controversy during a recent jaunt to Cuba, but lawmakers are planning fundraisers for her concert this summer.
THE FIX | Our rankings of the 60 seats that are most likely to flip between parties — in order.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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