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Another $600K in Taxpayer Money Used to Settle Senate Misconduct Claims – No Congressmen Named

The Senate Rules and Appropriations Committee released new data Thursday evening revealing another 13 cases in which $600,000 in taxpayer money was used to settle Senate misconduct between 1997 to present, however; no names were given. Show More Summary

Cochran Expected to Resign Next Year

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, “hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he’s introduced only two bills during that [...]

One of the most powerful House chairmen voted against the tax bill — and the backlash is already beginning

House Appropriations Committee chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen voted against the tax reform bill on Tuesday, angering Republican leaders. Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker immediately called for him to lose his position as...Show More Summary

House panel chair introduces $81 billion disaster aid bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee introduced a bill on Monday to provide $81 billion in emergency aid for recent hurricanes and wildfires.

“Congressional Leaders Signal They Intend to Kick the Can Down the Road on CHIP” Again

A Little History of the legislator who wrote the bill: Chair of the House Appropriations Committee since 2017, Rodney Frelinghuysen’s campaigns have been funded by the aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical and health care industries. On...Show More Summary

Murray, DeLauro Call on USDA to Reject Chicken Council’s Petition to Increase Line Speeds

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Ranking Member of the House Labor Appropriations Committee, today sent a sharply worded letter to Carmen Rottenberg, acting head of USDA’s Food Safety Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) calling on the agency to reject a petition […]

Dem Rep: Conyers Should Step Down as Ranking Judiciary Committee Member During Ethics Investigation

Rep. Meeks thinks it's not appropriate for Conyers to remain in his Judiciary Committee seat while he is being investigated.

Ponder Emoji Mess: Gluten-Free Golden Globe Committee Considers “Get Out” In the COMEDY Category?

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

“Get Out” Enters Golden Globes In The ‘Best Comedy or Musical’ Category Apparently, White folks thought the horror flick about cultural appropriation and the fears Black folks face in White spaces was ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. “Get Out,” regarded by many as

Sessions will do anything to avoid answering a basic question about Trump’s tweets

During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions yes or no questions about the appropriateness of President Trump’s public efforts to meddle in the work of the Department of Justice. Sessions refused to directly answer. Conyers began by projecting three tweets Trump posted […]

The Latest: Hearings begin at Montana special session

The Latest on Montana' special session to address the state's budget shortfall (all times local): 2 p.m. The chairwoman of Montana's House Appropriations Committee is sponsoring a bill to transfer … Click to Continue »

Two top Republicans just rolled out a competing Obamacare fix that looks a lot like repeal

Two GOP committee leaders, Rep. Kevin Brady and Sen. Orrin Hatch, released their own plan to stabilize Obamacare. The plan would appropriate the key cost-sharing reduction payments but also do away with Obamacare's individual and employer...Show More Summary

TN: Committee to Find Mt. Juliet's Music City Star Solution

The Regional Transit Authority board will create an ad hoc committee tasked to determine the most viable and appropriate course of action to take against Mt. Juliet concerning the city's financial neglect of the Music City Star serv...

Zelinsky: The House Appropriations Committee And The Johnson Amendment

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo), The House Appropriations Committee and the Johnson Amendment: The Committee on Appropriations of the US House of Representatives, in a so-called rider to the pending federal budget bill, has proposed significant procedural restrictions on the IRS’s ability to enforce the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is the...

US House panel approves mere $36.5 billion for flood insurance, three hurricanes and California wildfires

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has approved $36.5 billion in emergency funding for relief and recovery from the recent devastating hurricanes and wildfires, a spokeswoman for the committee’s chairman said late on Tuesday. The bill includes $7 billion more...

Florida delegation seeks additional Irma recovery funding

Florida's two senators and 27 of the state's 28-member congressional delegation are urging the leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees to provide more funding to aid recovery efforts … Click to Continue »

Wagner urged blocking shale tax to deny Wolf re-election

A Republican state senator running for governor is on a recording telling a crowd that he's urged House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor to block a tax on Marcellus Shale … Click to Continue »

“The House Appropriations Committee and the Johnson Amendment”

Ed Zelinsky: The best solution is not the kind of procedural band-aid proposed by the Appropriations Committee. Congress should instead modify the Johnson Amendment to protect internal church communications from all IRS scrutiny. With churches’ rights of free expression thus … Continue reading ?

Bipartisan Group Of Governors Speaks Out Against Latest Obamacare Repeal Attempt

"Legislation should receive consideration under regular order, including hearings in health committees and input from the appropriate health-related parties," reads the letter.

Senate committee votes to overturn abortion global gag rule reinstated by Trump

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Senate Appropriation Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate funding for the United Nations Population Fund and overturn the abortion gag rule, which bans funding for international organizations that provide (or even discuss) abortion care. Show More Summary

Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it.

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