Russia rules out any new formal international coalitions in Syria without appropriate UN Security Council resolutions or a request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament's upper house, said.
By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adjourned for the July 4th holiday they struck a blow to the independence and wellbeing...Show More Summary
Republicans did it again Thursday. Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee tried with two amendments to alter the fiscal 2017 health spending budget to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun-related violence. Show More Summary
On Thursday June 16, 2016, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in the must-pass FY 2017 appropriations bill. The amendments offered by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) would lift the travel ban to Cuba. Show More Summary
(Konstantin L/Shutterstock) Written by Martin Hayden, Earthjustice Vice President, Policy & Legislation And they’re off! Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees finished work on their respective versions of the federal spending bill that funds the Department of the Interior, the EPA and the U.S. Show More Summary
The US Army Europe said that tthe US Army's deputy commanding general and staff members of the House Defense Appropriations Committee visited Yavoriv to observe both the ongoing US mission to Ukraine and the joint military exercise Rapid Trident 16.
Post submitted by Andrea Levario, HRC senior public policy advocate Yesterday, members on the Senate Appropriations Committee led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered a strong bipartisan vote to repeal the “global gag rule,” and restore funding for international family planning as part of the FY2017 State, Foreign Operations funding bill. Show More Summary
The Republican led Senate Appropriations Committee voted today funnel $500 million to the UN’s Green Climate slush fund. Republicans will... The post Republican Senators Vote to Funnel $500 Million to UN’s Green Climate Slush Fund appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
WASHINGTON — On May 24, the House Appropriations Committee took up a proposal “to deny transfers of firearms to persons known or suspected to be engaged in conduct related to terrorism.” In a party-line vote, Republicans defeated the plan 29 to 17. Nineteen days later, a man whom the FBI had investigated as a possible [...]Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his heyday, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah flew with the president on Air Force One, doled out millions in science and education grants from his perch on the House Appropriations Committee and graced galas back home in Philadelphia on the arm of his elegant TV anchor wife. [...]Show More Summary
ProPublica is reporting that a legislative effort to create more transparency among California’s police agencies didn’t make it out of the state’s Senate Appropriations Committee late last month. Senate Bill 1286, primarily authored by Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno would have... “... Show More Summary
When the House Appropriations Committee meets tomorrow to mark up fiscal year 2017 spending legislation for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among many nominal security measures the committee will fund is the REAL ID Act, our U.S. Show More Summary
The Appropriations Committees in both the House and Senate are starting to pass their spending bills for next year's FY2017 budget cycle. It's been a mixed bag so far.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to allow banks to provide financial services to legal recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Denver Post. Marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 substance...Show More Summary
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved four amendments related to Cuba during today’s mark-up of the FY2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, including: An amendment to lift the...
by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Weed and non-laundered money: finally friends? Weed and Money / Shutterstock Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the FinancialShow More Summary
The Surly Subgroup: Tying the IRS’s Hands. Even Tighter, by Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago): Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations reported H.R. 2995 to the House of Representatives. H.R. 2995, the Financial Services and General Government Oversight Appropriations Bill for FY 2017, if passed, would continue the trend of reducing the...
House Republicans are at it again, putting poison pills into appropriations bills to undo anything good that's happened under President Obama. In this case it’s net neutrality, and everything else the FCC has come up with. WASHINGTON...Show More Summary
The Hill, House Panel Votes to Cut IRS Funding: The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a spending bill that would reduce funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The bill would give the IRS $10.9 billion for fiscal 2017, which is $236 million less than the enacted level for...
Lee Drutman for Vox: The Senate Appropriations Committee voted this week to keep senators and their staff dependent on the expertise and information that lobbyists provide. Okay, let me be fair. The committee didn’t do this explicitly. But by ignoring … Continue reading ?