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Bipartisan Group Of Governors Speaks Out Against Latest Obamacare Repeal Attempt

"Legislation should receive consideration under regular order, including hearings in health committees and input from the appropriate health-related parties," reads the letter.

Senate committee votes to overturn abortion global gag rule reinstated by Trump

The Senate Appropriation Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate funding for the United Nations Population Fund and overturn the abortion gag rule, which bans funding for international organizations that provide (or even discuss) abortion care. Show More Summary

Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it.

California Proposal to Fine Firearms Retailers Put on Hold

AB 736, another California’s anti-second amendment bill, failed passage out of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Appropriations. This post California Proposal to Fine Firearms Retailers Put on Hold appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

House Republican Proposes to Defund Climate Research

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) submitted an amendment last week to the House Rules Committee for the federal government's 2018 spending bill that would prevent any appropriated funds from being used toward the government's National Climate Assessment. Show More Summary

House panel chair says ready to OK Hurricane Harvey relief funds

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee said on Tuesday the panel was prepared to provide the funding needed to cover recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. “My committee stands at the ready to provide any necessary additional funding for relief and...

AB 736 Attempts to Tax California Gun Dealers Out of Business

The California State Senate Appropriations Committee will hear AB 736, which the FPC believes will drive gun stores out of business. This post AB 736 Attempts to Tax California Gun Dealers Out of Business appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

This is what it looks like when 1000 postcards are delivered to Rodney Frelinghuysen

And there are lots and lots and lots of people there, but no Rodney (as usual). Why did Rodney Frelinghuysen get this? Because he’s the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, which is all about what we spend money on. The...Read more

FOMC Minutes: Balance Sheet Normalization "Relatively soon"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 25-26, 2017. Excerpts: Participants also discussed the appropriate time to implement the plan for reducing the Federal Reserve's securities holdings that was announced in June in the Committee's postmeeting statement and its Addendum to the Policy Normalization Principles and Plans. Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

Cannabis is not dangerous and it is not a public health or safety threat. Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017. Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ objection to marijuana racially motivated?

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Is Sessions’s Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017. The amendment would protect states with responsible medical...

Did Congress Vote to Allow Horses to Be Slaughtered for Food?

last monthHumor / odd : Snopes

The House Appropriations Committee ended a USDA ban on funding for inspections of horse slaughterhouses.

Barbara Lee’s Long War on the War on Terror

The House Appropriations Committee’s voice vote on June 29, to approve an amendment repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, came as a surprise to congressional leaders; reporters on Capitol Hill; and the amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Show More Summary

Appropriation Committees split over ban on equine inspections

With the ban on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service spending any federal money on equine inspections set to expire Sept. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are divided over whether to extend it. The last time a horse was legally slaughtered for human consumption in the U.S. was in 2007. Congress has turned... Continue Reading

Congress Poised to Defang Sessions' Anti-Pot Crusade

``Last week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations -- the group that determines spending legislation in the Senate -- reapproved an amendment that would keep U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions far away from medical marijuana.... The committee voted to reapprove the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, which would effectively block the U.S. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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 […]

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