Lawmakers from the windiest congressional districts generally oppose extending a tax credit for wind power.
At stake is his support for a fast-track plan to get the NDAA passed by year's end.
The DCCC highlights new moves by Republicans that go beyond the strategy that led the House GOP to hold almost 50 Obamacare-repeal votes this year.
Paul Ryan has typically been able to unite Republicans. Not this time.
The bill, designed to rein in abusive patent-litigation practices, passed the House 325-91 with sweeping bipartisan support.
For Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, one small word made a very large difference.
On the Hill, momentum for reform is the highest it's been in years, with the focus on everything from penalties for drug crimes to "overcriminalization."