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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.
One of these things is not like the other.
It was a death of 1,000 cuts.
Senate is expected to restore benefits for the long-term jobless, but House GOP leaders have panned the deal.
The votes aren't there in the House. At least not yet.
Bowser wins in D.C., Jindal rolls out health care plan, Cruz gets a mega book deal, and David Yepsen on Bruce Braley.
Democrats will try to make Bruce Rauner the Mitt Romney of 2014. Will it work?
A peek at the history of buying votes with cash and booze and clothes.
THE FIX | A look at 11 Senate races most likely to switch parties this November.
Republicans need to pick up more than 6 seats this fall to hold the majority.
Including canes, bears, and wigs!
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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