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Obama’s Treasury paid $3 Billion to Insurance Companies due to ObamaCare, Circumvented Congress

This could be a blatant violation of how budgets are done, considering the appropriations committees are the only authorities to budget money and not the executive branch (i.e. Obama). Non-mandatory spending (i.e. defense and nondefense like ObamaCare or NOT Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid) has to be approved by Congress. Obama likes to say “it’s […]

Highlights: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture- Budget Hearing, USDA Inspector General

On Friday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a budget hearing and heard testimony from USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong. Photo by the House Appropriations Committee During the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R., Ala.), Subcommittee ranking member Sam Farr (D., Calif.) and Rep. Show More Summary

When A 3 Percent Pay Raise For Public Employees Somehow Becomes A Pay Cut

I had some business/family stuff to attend to yesterday so I mostly missed the floor sessions in the legislature, but I had to comment on this because it’s pretty absurd. The Senate Appropriations Committee has, prudently, begun to pare down spending bills because the state is facing billions of dollars worth of revenue uncertainties thanks...

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

  Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”. Mr Nesbitt told the audience, “Treat this building as your own; you should, it’s more...

Rod St. Aubyn: There Is A Real Need For Legislative Studies

As the legislature begins to finalize bills with appropriations or fiscal impacts in each house, a lot of the policy committees are beginning to have hearings on study resolutions. While some may scoff at these study resolutions, many are very sincere efforts to take a longer and more deliberative review of complicated issues. I bring...

Congressman Tom Graves To Serve On Defense And Financial Services Appropriations Committies

Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) announced today that he has been selected to serve on both the House Appropriation Committee’s Defense and Financial Services Subcommittees. From a press release issued by Graves’ office: Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on the Failure to Stop Legal Pot in Washington, D.C.

2 months agoNews : Reason

Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, says a rider in the omnibus spending bill that Congress enacted last month stops he District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's congressional delegate, disagrees. Show More Summary

Sen. Lindsey Graham pledges allegiance to Israel’s Netanyahu vs. Obama

Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) — “”During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told…

Sen. Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Congress Will ‘Follow Your Lead’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the foreign leader Congress would "follow his lead" on a bill to reinforce sanctions on Iran.

FIFA will publish report on 2018, 2022 World Cup investigation, but will not reopen Russia, Qatar voting

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

FIFA’s executive committee agreed Friday to publish the investigative report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups “in an appropriate form,” but President Sepp Blatter said the organization would not reopen the bidding for the two tournaments, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar despite corruption claims. “There are no legal grounds […]

2015 Dietary Guidelines: more congressional micromanagement

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is meeting today by teleconference. One issue, no doubt, will be the House directive in the appropriations bill (page 50 of this draft): Dietary Guidelines.—The Committee is concerned that...Show More Summary

Congress Blocks Feds from Targeting Medical Marijuana

In a deal hammered out Tuesday evening, the leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees agreed on a budget bill that includes a measure curbing Justice Department enforcement efforts in states where medical marijuana is legal. Show More Summary

Hal Rogers Falsely Claims Omnibus Doesn't Break Budget Caps in Congressional Testimony

In testimony before the House Rules Committee, where he pushed Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) made false claims about the bill's budget calculations. Show More Summary

Conservative Review: Boehner's Omnibus Uses Budget Gimmicks To Bust Through Spending Caps Set By Congress--AGAIN

A new analysis from the Conservative Review finds that the omnibus spending bill backed by Speaker John Boehner and House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) would bust through the spending caps set by a budget deal from House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Show More Summary

Omnibus Bill Spends over $19 Million Protecting Rhinoceroses

Speaker John Boehner may be endangering RINOs, or Republicans-In-Name-Only, across Capitol Hill with this bill, but he’s going to extra lengths to use the 1,603-page omnibus spending bill from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Show More Summary

Omnibus Contains Casino Crony Kickback for Harry Reid and His Las Vegas Donors

The omnibus spending bill from House Speaker John Boehner and Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) contains a blatant handout to the travel—specifically casino—industry, something that benefits outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Show More Summary

GOP Whip Steve Scalise Comes Under Fire For Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty Via Omnibus Backing

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is coming under fire in conservative circles for supporting the effort by House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) to reach a spending deal that would fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Show More Summary

Ingraham: Hal Rogers 'Needs to be Primaried'

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham argued that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) "needs to be primaried" on Thursday. "Hal Rogers, who's the Appropriations Committee Chairman from Kentucky in the House of Representatives, I have concluded needs to be primaried. Show More Summary

Exclusive -- Congressional Research Service: Congress Has Power to Block Funding for Obama's Executive Amnesty

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has concluded that House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is wrong, and that Congress can in fact block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order. “In...Show More Summary

Overwhelming Support for ‘Hit the HMT Target!’

Today, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded a “Dear Colleague” letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations that was signed by 22 senators,

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