On Wednesday, Feb. 26, actor Seth Rogen testified before the Senate Committee of Appropriations about Alzheimer’s funding, research, and the rising cost to help family members with the disease. His mother-in-law was diagnosed in her 50s and by the age of 60, she forgot how to feed herself, speak, dress herself, and even go to […]
Actor Seth Rogen was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Alzheimer's research. He got a laugh with the requisite "House of Cards" reference. But he later took to Twitter to blast what he thought was a poor showing from the committee on his testimony. Not sure why only two senators […]
The Congressional campaign of Maine State Senator Emily Cain (D-Orono) acknowledged Wednesday that she spoke at a fundraiser for her campaign Tuesday night after missing a meeting of the State Senate Appropriations Committee on which...Show More Summary
The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee (SAC-D) has scheduled a hearing next week on “National Security Space Launch Programs” featuring the top executives of two key companies. The hearing, scheduled for 10 am Wednesday, March 5, will include as witnesses United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Michael Gass and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, along with Christina [...]
Israel's Channel 2 has caused confusion after reporting that the U.S. Congress House Appropriations Committee is debating the cessation of foreign aid sent to the Palestinian Authority (PA) due to long-standing concerns over government-sponsored incitement against Israel. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the chairman of the Missouri state House Appropriations Committee on Education inserted a provision into the budget for K-12 education that included $8 for aluminum for tin foil hats for the purpose of mocking lawmakers opposed to the Common Core standards by characterizing them as paranoid. Show More Summary
The budget (HB 30) advanced by the House Appropriations Committee Sunday included several limitations on taxpayer funding of abortion, abortion providers and, maybe most importantly, on the governor’s office. For good reason. When he...Show More Summary
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,
The GOP has appointed climate change denier Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) to head the House Science subcommittee on the environment. Schweikert will replace Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), who moved to the House Appropriations Committee....Show More Summary
The Committee on the Rights of the Child takes church officials to task for their handling of sex abuse allegations, saying the Holy See must "take all appropriate measures" to keep children safe.
Now that the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill is all but done, and a two-year budget deal in place as well, the House Science Committee is planning to revisit a controversial NASA authorization bill. Appearing on a public policy panel at the 22rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society last week outside Washington, Chris Shank, [...]
Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their consolidated appropriations bill for FY 2014 on Monday night, and the House of Representatives passed it with bipartisan support on Wednesday. It is also expected to pass the U.S. Senate when it comes to a vote by the end of this week. The $1.1-trillion omnibus bill provides... Continue Reading
A majority of the five House Republicans from Wisconsin voted against the omnibus spending bill from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Show More Summary
A Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Benghazi attack concludes that the State Department failed to appropriately upgrade security at the site given the deteriorating security in the region. Republican Senators specifically lay blame on Under Secretary Kennedy who made key decisions limiting security. Show More Summary
The omnibus spending bill that House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced with Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is more than 1,500 pages long – and House lawmakers are expected to vote on it less than two days after it was introduced. Show More Summary
Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their consolidated appropriations bill for FY 2014 Monday night. The $1.1 trillion omnibus bill provides $1.01 billion for the Food Safety and Inspection Service and allows for another $1 million to come from laboratory accreditation fees. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill aimed at keeping the federal government open through September 30, Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Barbara Mikulski said on Monday....
By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – House Appropriations Committee chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) says some sort of stopgap measure will now be likely to avoid a January shutdown 17. Congress departs for another week-long recess on January 17. Rogers says eight of the 12 parts of the omnibus financing bill are now […]
Representative Jim Pitts is the chairman of the appropriations committee in the Texas legislature, who leaned on the University of Texas law school to admit his lightly qualified son, Ryan, and is now attempting to have UT regent Wallace Hall impeached for bringing attention to such acts of political favoritism. Show More Summary
Budget agreement paves the way for responsive, results-focused conservation funding as Senate and House appropriations committees commence negotiations Following last night’s announcement by House and Senate leaders of a successfully negotiated budg...