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Zika Funding Request to Focus on Puerto Rico Vulnerabilities

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the organization requests a total of $828 million to fight Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

Where Are We Going With The EB5 Program and Investor Immigration to the United States?

Despite recent strenuous efforts made by the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to improve the EB5 investor immigration program as part of an omnibus appropriations bill currently to be enacted, Congressional leadersdecided to sidestep the efforts and instead simply renew the EB5 program in [...]

Barbara Mikulski Might Be The Senate's Biggest 'Star Wars' Fan

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the vice chair of the Committee on Appropriations in the Galactic Senate, is such a fan of "Star Wars" that she often closes her remarks at official events with one of the most notable lines from the movie. On...Show More Summary

Summary of the HIT Policy Committee Report to Congress

Below is a summary of the HIT Policy Committee Report: "Challenges and Barriers to Interoperability" submitted to Congress today:The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 was signed by the President on December 1, 2014. Show More Summary

Fed Ends Zero-Rate Era; Signals 4 Quarter-Point 2016 Increases

``The Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to set the new target range for the federal funds rate at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent, up from zero to 0.25 percent. Policy makers separately forecast an appropriate rate of 1.375...Show More Summary

Republicans Fail to Sabotage Net Neutrality in Government Spending Bill

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new $1.1 trillion budget bill has excluded Republican-backed efforts to block implementation of the FCC’s open internet rules, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported today. Read more...

PUSHBACK: Professors, rights groups write letter defending student due process rights. Professor…

PUSHBACK: Professors, rights groups write letter defending student due process rights. Professors from across the country, as well as several rights groups, have written a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee condemning the evisceration of due process rights for college students. Show More Summary

Net neutrality back on Republicans' spending bill chopping block

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Net neutrality has been on and off of the Republican chopping block during the current appropriations process. It's now definitely back on. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said in a statement...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Ag Cmte. Chair Mike Conaway

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway. Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. Show More Summary

“A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes region. The heavy ice seen in recent winters […] .

Conservative Politician Posts Pics of Corpses in Paris to Gin Up Anti-Muslim Hatred

Tom Tancredo doing what he does best, which is try to scare everyone about "the Muslims." Tom Tancredo – the man who founded a political action committee appropriately named “Team America” – recently took to Facebook to post pictures of corpses from Paris to gin up anti-Muslim and anti-immigration sentiments. Show More Summary

Seven Former IRS Commissioners Call For Restoring IRS Budget Cuts

Seven former IRS Commissioners have written this joint letter to the leaders of Congress’s appropriations committees urging them to reconsider proposed cuts in the IRS's budget: The appropriations reductions for the IRS over the last five years total $1.2 billion, more than a 17% cut from the IRS appropriation for...

Reform Groups Urge Members of Congress to Reject Damaging Campaign Finance Riders”

Release: In a letter sent today, reform groups strongly urged senators and representatives to reject damaging campaign finance riders that have been attached to pending House and Senate Appropriations Committee bills and to oppose any new campaign finance riders that … Continue reading ?

Yellen Signals a Fed Tilt Toward December Rate Increase

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Janet Yellen, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told a House committee that the economy was “performing well” and an interest rate increase “may be appropriate.”

Wisconsin Committee on Education Will Hold Hearing on Anti-Transgender Legislation this Week

This Thursday, November 5, Wisconsin’s Assembly Committee on Education will hear testimony on AB 469, a harmful bill that would prevent transgender students from using appropriate gender-segregated facilities and create liability for schools.

No Way, No How, on Budget Deal/Capitulation

This budget deal is an abomination. It must be defeated. I write that as somebody who once served on the House Appropriations Committee staff. And as somebody who still contends that John Boehner’s “Plan B” for the expiring Bush taxShow More Summary

A poultry company has been sending agriculture chair Bob Aderholt around the world—for Jesus

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Blessed are the appropriations committee members, for they shall rack up significant frequent flier miles Oh for God's sake. Literally, I mean. House Agriculture Appropriations Chairman Robert B. Aderholt has broken bread for years at...Show More Summary

College Football Playoff Notebook: The Calm Before the Storm

This seems like the appropriate time to remind you that the College Football Playoff selection committee despises your favorite college football team. It’s the lack of quality wins, the lack of defense, the lack of offense, the turnover...Show More Summary

Fair is Fair

I think Sen. Reid and those other Senators are right that it would probably be appropriate for the RNC to pick up the tab for the millions spent by Trey Gowdy's 'Benghazi committee'. But in fairness, probably fair for the DNC to pick up the bill for day's event.

Committee to Protect Journalists Slams Ukraine Over Information Block

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) claimed that labeling journalists a threat to national security is "not appropriate" measure for any government, referring to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decree imposing sanctions on over 400 individuals, including political figures and correspondents.

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