The Energy Department made the announcement Tuesday, just as Nissan said it will start selling an all-electric car in the US next year.
The Obama administration directive comes as the president begins to assert control of the immigration issue.
Democrat Tom Daschle and Republicans Bob Dole and Howard Baker put forth an alternative proposal Wednesday.
The Obama administration is not releasing the location of coal ash storage sites in the US, even though they could be dangerous to those who live around them.
The man charged with murder in the Holocaust Museum shooting gave clear clues about his hatred of Jews on the Web. But it's hard for law enforcement to filter anger from murderous intent.
The impact will spread beyond the industrial Midwest to employees in states like Florida, Delaware, and Virginia.
They’ve allowed concealed-carry weapons in national parks, considered easing gun restrictions in the District of Columbia, and turned back a campaign pledge on gun-record transparency.