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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.
But House Speaker John Boehner said that many Republicans were skeptical of the plans laid out by Obama.
More blows to the Secret Service, Jerry Brown signs plastic bag ban, House Dems and Senate GOP running most ads, and the front-runners for 2016 DSCC and NRSC jobs.
GOP's John Shimkus, Ed Whitfield take their fundraising efforts West
Poll-a-palooza looks dangerous for Dems, Steyer spends $6 mil against Scott, Dems start spending in Kentucky, and how the CIA takes its coffee.
He might not have existed. But he did have an impact.
35 days out, assessing the Senate field, Herald poll shows Coakley in trouble, Pat Quinn woos Olive Garden, Dems have big edge with small dollar donors.
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MH 17 carried AIDS researchers, Boehner doubts immigration funds can pass, Walker against Common Core, Koch bros buy in OR SEN, LA runoff.
Gov. Chris Christie has already spent more than a third of his second term outside of New Jersey, mostly stumping and raising money for fellow Republicans. As the midterm elections draw near, the prospective White House candidate is planning even more time on the road.
House vote on IS today, Dempsey won't rule out ground troops, Obama in Bush '06 polling territory, and Dems out-advertising GOP in key SEN states.
Secret Service considers new steps, oppo dumps hit Kansas races, NRCC secures $20 million credit line, new ads in 14 districts, and Landrieu loves keg stands,
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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