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Long a Congress power broker, Hal Rogers finds his clout waning

Rep. Hal Rogers, long a Washington power broker, is suddenly politically mortal. The Republican senior statesman from Kentucky relinquished his powerful perch as House Appropriations Committee chairman earlier this year … Click to Continue »

UofL's Greg Postel sends out letter in advance of NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing

Interim University of Louisville president Greg Postel says the school's self-imposed penalties "were appropriate."        

Missouri budgeters plan for reboot, expansion of Amber Alert

Missouri House and Senate budgeters want to spend $100,000 on the state's Amber Alert system. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday locked in a House plan to replace and expand … Click to Continue »

Missouri legislative budgeters disagree on education funding

The Missouri Senate budget leader is setting up a showdown with the House over some of the state's education expenses. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown said Tuesday that he … Click to Continue »

FOMC Minutes: "A change to the Committee's reinvestment policy would likely be appropriate later this year"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 14 - 15, 2017. Excerpts: Provided that the economy continued to perform about as expected, most participants anticipated that gradual increases in the federal funds rate...Show More Summary

Senate Hearing on USMMA Issues Scheduled

The Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing on 5 April to examine protecting midshipmen, focusing on preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

NJ’s most powerful Representative: Immigration & Environmental Protection – Part III

With little fanfare Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, as Chair of the ultra-influential House Appropriations Committee, has become NJ’s most powerful congressman since Peter Rodino chaired the Judiciary Committee during Watergate. He brings with him a strong streak of conservatism mixed...Read more

NJ’s Most Powerful Representative: We need his support on Tax Reform and Infrastructure – Part II

In Part I we looked at the huge influence Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen holds as the newly appointed chair of the House Appropriations Committee. His appointment could mean more federal dollars for New Jersey. His district, a longtime Republican stronghold,...Read more

Oklahoma Senate panel approves rolling back wind tax credit

Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday voted 34-6 … Click to Continue »

What’s up with with the FDA?

Two things: I.  The White House wants the FDA to take a $40 million cut for the rest of this year, according to Politico.  Politico got a copy of a detailed chart given to congressional appropriations committees.  Here’s the FDA piece: The FDA is supposed to absorb the cut by not hiring people it otherwise […]

House panel revives, passes $33M infrastructure bonding bill

A Montana House committee has revived and passed a $33 million infrastructure bonding bill a day after voting against it. The House Appropriations Committee voted 18-4 Tuesday to advance the … Click to Continue »

HMM: Border wall funding likely to be put on hold. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the…

HMM: Border wall funding likely to be put on hold. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump’s supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund […]

GOP Senator: Funding For Border Wall Will Likely Have to Wait

A senior member of the Appropriations Committee announced Tuesday that funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall will likely have to...

House Appropriations chairman opposes healthcare bill

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The Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said on Friday he could not support the healthcare bill, a major blow to Republican efforts to pass the legislation. “Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs...

Maine congresswoman: Trump budget 'foolish,' 'shortsighted'

A Maine congresswoman who sits on the House Appropriations Committee says President Donald Trump's budget proposal is "foolish" and "shortsighted" and she will not stand for it. Rep. Chellie Pingree, … Click to Continue »

A breakdown of the 2018-2019 Montana budget proposal

The 2018-2019 Montana budget is being debated on the House floor on Thursday. A breakdown of the $10.25 billion contained in the spending plan by the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee: … Click to Continue »

Florida Republicans take away food stamps from 230,000 people because ‘every tax dollar is sacred’

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Florida Republicans voted to take away food stamps from nearly 230,000 low-income residents due to the economic recovery over the past eight years. The House Appropriations Committee passed House Bill 581 to return eligibility standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food...

House, Senate begin budget meetings with Ducey staff

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he and his Senate counterpart agree on an opening bid in budget talks with Gov. Doug Ducey's staff. Rep. Don Shooter says … Click to Continue »

North Dakota budget writers trim tax revenue assumptions

The North Dakota legislative appropriation committees have lowered expectations for tax revenue for the current budget cycle due to slumping oil and agriculture economies. House and Senate appropriation committees trimmed … Click to Continue »

Public records bill heads to Senate for debate

A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado's Open Records Act — but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee … Click to Continue »

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