'The 1 percent' a program of public architecture based in San Francisco, connects nonprofit groups in need of design assistance with free help from architecture or design firms.
It tops Congress’s agenda, now colored by lawmakers’ preelection calculus.
The GOP blocked three energy bills last week to force Democrats to lift a drilling ban.
The key stumblingblock: whether to lift a ban on offshore drilling.
With Bush urging new oil exploration in coastal waters, top lawmakers respond with calls to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.