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

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,

Republican-led House panel dismisses allegations of intelligence failure in Benghazi attacks

Two years, thousands of pages of classified documents, and scores of interviews with intelligence officials later, a Republican-led House Intelligence Committee concluded that both the CIA and U.S. military carried out appropriate responses during the 2012 attack on U.S. Show More Summary

GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be "impossible" to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant. Image: Shutterstock The post GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Yes, Congress Can Control USCIS Spending

House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers says President Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty is beyond the reach of his committee, something that has been reported to mean that Congress has no means of preventing it at all. Show More Summary

House report: It's 'impossible' to defund Obama's immigration order

The House Appropriations Committee has concluded that it would be "impossible" to stop President Obama's executive action to curtail deportations, The Hill reports. The committee, which handles federal spending matters, said in a statement...Show More Summary

Congressman Tom Graves To Chair House Appropriations Subcommittee

Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) has been selected to serve as chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. From a presser: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), a member of theShow More Summary

Yes, Congress Can Defund Amnesty

A follow up to my post on ways the GOP can fight Obama's amnesty. Earlier a staffer with the House Appropriations committee said that they couldn't defund amnesty because Customs and Immigration Services isn't funded by the annual appropriations bill....

Committee on Why It Couldn’t ‘Defund’ Obama Order

Statement from the House Appropriations Committee on its view that it could not deny funding to the agency responsible for implementing an executive order on immigration.

Gillibrand Supports Increased FSMA Funding

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) expressed her support Thursday for additional funding for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Gillibrand asked that they allocate an additional $50 million for fiscal year 2015 for FSMA. The request was in support of a letter released Monday by the Pew... Continue Reading

Mikulski praises federal employees

From her powerful perch as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D) is in position to look out for federal employees — a significant portion of her Maryland constituency. With the Republican victory in last week’s midterm elections, however, Democrats will no longer control the Senate, which means Mikulski will lose […]

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