Indicted Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah has announced that he will recuse himself from leadership positions on the House Appropriations Committee.................................... [...] The post Indicted Congressman Recusing Himself From Leadership Positions appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
REP. CHAKA FATTAH (D-PA) INDICTED FOR ALL SORTS OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION, REALLY. And note this: Fattah’s office confirmed he has agreed to give up his leadership post on the Appropriations Committee, where he is the top Democrat overseeing criminal justice and science spending. He will be replaced by Mike Honda, D-Calif., who is currently the […]
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to pass a $20.6 billion spending bill that would decimate President Barack Obama's signature Wall Street reform law. The committee met to vote out the 2016 financial services appropriations bill. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to make it easier for businesses that legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal for banks to handle money from marijuana vendors.
U.S. Senate panel passes amendment to end restrictions on travel to Cuba The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 on Thursday to end restrictions on Americans travel to Cuba,
Even in a Republican-controlled Congress, pro-life language in appropriations bills faces an uphill battle, since President Obama would likely veto any legislation containing it.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 on Thursday after discussing a handful of amendments. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) proposed an amendment to increase the funding allocated for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but it was ultimately voted down. Show More Summary
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2016 funding bill for agriculture and food safety programs but partisan disagreements over federal funding levels could leave that legislation and other appropriation bills in limbo.
Horses sold for slaughter for human consumption suffer during the long journeys, and many die or sustain injuries. Kathy Milani/HSUS We had a powerful showing today in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee – with two key HSUS allies,...Show More Summary
The Senate’s FY 2016 agriculture appropriations bill has received subcommittee approval and will be considered by the full appropriations committee on Thursday. The bill includes a $45-million increase for the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety activities. Show More Summary
The House Committee on Appropriations recently adopted a budget for an assortment of financial agencies. Tucked inside the 150-plus pages of legislative prose is a provision that would deny the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...Show More Summary
Food safety was not a significant part of discussions Wednesday during the House Appropriations Committee markup of the agriculture funding bill. Nutrition policies, the Food for Peace program and FDA pre-market review of e-cigarettes were some of the major topics of debate. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) praised the inclusion of language in the Manager’s Amendment... Continue Reading
Last week, after a shooter killed nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the House Appropriations Committee quietly voted on a bill to effectively block any funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes of gun violence in America. Show More Summary
Congress has made good progress so far this year in moving the annual appropriations bills that fund the government. However, a looming budget battle over the sequestration and budget caps threaten to sideline progress until Congress and the White House reach agreement. Here’s the current situation.
The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee has produced a spending bill that would eliminate funding for Title X, a program that provides family-planning services to millions of low-income women and preventive care to women and men.
Earlier this week, the head of the Democratic party attempted to force Americans,including churches, to pay for abortions. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered the bill making appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways. The 16-14 vote attached the legislation to a $56 billion spending measure to finance transportation and housing programs. [...]Show More Summary
The House Appropriations Committee marked up its spending bill yesterday for fiscal year 2016 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The spending levels in the bill put forward by the majority reduce Department...Show More Summary
WaPo: The House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill last week that included little-noticed provisions to hobble executive branch efforts to mandate campaign finance disclosure by federal contractors and other corporations. The bill would also prohibit the IRS from moving … Continue reading ?
By Chris Safran, The Washington Free Beacon The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) encouraged the House Appropriations Committee to use their power of the purse to address harmful efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to aid in the creation of micro unions and ambush elections.