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Senate Advances Bill Undermining Trump Administration's Energy Research Cuts

The Senate Appropriations Committee moved to sustain funding for energy research and development, breaking with the president and House of Representatives -- Read more on

Senate panel OKs more money for states that border Canada

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says a Senate committee has approved a $5 million increase in funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission. Collins, a Republican, says the Senate Appropriations Committee … Click to Continue »

Pro-Life? Trump Administration is Endangering Women's Lives

A foreign assistance bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee would likely increase unsafe terminations and maternal deaths.

Zinke’s Department of the Interior mounting unprecedented attack on wildlife

Secretary Zinke got an assist last week from the House Appropriations Committee, which adopted an amendment to lift the long-term prohibition on the destruction of healthy wild horses and burros. This bill creates a pathway for the killing of animals currently in holding facilities and on the range. Show More Summary

House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill Funding NEA And NEH

"The House bill, part of the process of thrashing out the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, includes $145 million for each endowment. The amounts represent a cut of about $5 million to each agency, but is a stark contrast to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the endowments entirely as outlined in his first federal […]

While the White House bashes the CBO, Republicans move to boost its budget

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The House Appropriations Committee has a $2 million budget increase for CBO, the office's biggest raise in years.        

Congress just voted to allow the slaughter of tens of thousands of wild horses and burros

This week, a Congressional committee signed the death warrant for tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in the US. The House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to remove language from the BLM budget that prohibited the "destruction...Show More Summary

Postcard From Capitol Hill: Lawmakers Put Women’s Health Care In Its Place

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women’s health midday Wednesday was predictably charged. The Trump administration has proposed to defund Planned Parenthood and make...

Today in Conservative Media: Good News for Charlie Gard

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Multiple conservative outlets celebrated the news that the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment allowing Charlie Gard, a British infant with a rare genetic disorder, to live in the United States as a permanent resident. Show More Summary

Trump’s Big Plan for a Tiny EPA Is Already Dead

President Trump is having a tough time getting what he wants this week. First the Senate dropped the health care bill, and then, late on Tuesday, a House committee approved an appropriations bill that doesn’t go nearly as far as he sought in slashing the Environmental Protection Agency. In Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, released in May, the EPA took the biggest […]

Congressional panel permits culling of wild horses

last weekNews : USAToday: News

The House Appropriations Committee removed prohibition on killing wild horses on Bureau of Land Management range land.        

‘This circus needs to STOP’: House committee gets scorched over visa for fatally ill baby Charlie Gard

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee voted in favor of granting a terminally ill British baby boy a permanent visa to relocate to the United States and receive experimental treatments. CNN reported Wednesday that Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced an amendment...

NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The Committee's Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months. The post NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Latest: Oklahoma Speaker removes budget committee chair

The Latest on issues surrounding budget cuts by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Committee chair has been removed … Click to Continue »

Money for National Guard center in north Maine clears hurdle

A key senate committee is signing off on funding for a new National Guard center in northern Maine. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $17.5 … Click to Continue »

House using appropriations bill to work on guns, churches

The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee passed a $20 billion spending bill Thursday to fund the Treasury Department, the Judiciary and other federal agencies. Continue reading ? The post House using appropriations bill to work on guns, churches appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House Committee Approves Overturning D.C. Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Great News: Yesterday the US House of Representative Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment by Representative Andy Harris (Maryland), who is also a physician, that prohibits funds for assisted suicide in the District of Columbia, and repeals the DC Death with Dignity Act. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 28-24. SUPPORT PRO-LIFE NEWS! […]

U.S. House Committee Passes Bill Letting Pastors Preach Politics from the Pulpit

The Johnson Amendment prevents pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit.But an effort to repeal that rule through a House Appropriations bill made it through committee yesterday despite Democrats' best efforts.

Horse slaughter may become legal in US again

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to reopen the practice of horse slaughter in the United States. The practice was banned by the Congress in 2007 in a bid to eliminate funding for inspection of the facilities where horse slaughter was carried out. The decision to repeal the ban...

“Issue One statement on campaign finance related-riders in House Appropriations Committee markup of government funding bill”

Release: Remember when language buried on page 1,599 of the 2014 end-of-year spending bill, Cromnibus, dramatically expanded how much donors could inject into national parties? And the intended consequence that a single donor can now contribute up to $474,600 per year to … Continue reading ?

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