California lawmakers have killed a bill that aimed to teach high school students to spot fake news. The bill died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee without discussion Friday. It would … Click to Continue »
WASHINGTON ? The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to give its leaders “blanket authority” to issue any subpoena they deem appropriate in their investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election and...Show More Summary
U.S. senators Wednesday wrote a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, urging members not to cut NASA’s Office of Education, which works to educate students nationwide to pursue careers in technology, science, engineering and math (STEM). The call was led by Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Hillary...
Nothing surprises us anymore. Nothing. Meet Rodney Frelinghuysen, the Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, a position of great power. Constituents have been requesting a town hall and, like so many other cowardly GOP cretins,...Show More Summary
We are ruled by WATB: One of the most powerful House Republicans?—?Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ), the new chair of the House Appropriations Committee?—?got a constituent in trouble by writing a letter to her employer that called out her progressive activism. The employee?—?Saily Avelenda of West Caldwell, who’s active in the progressive NJ 11th for Change group?—?ended […]
The House budget committee took conflicting approaches to locking up more money into protected funds. The Appropriations Committee advanced a proposal Monday that would dedicate $2 million a year to … Click to Continue »
The federal government's 2017 budget bill includes $6 million in grant programs that support safety for fishermen. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, … Click to Continue »
The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill includes increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, as well as continued funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Show More Summary
A heavily-rewritten, more than $28 billion state operating budget proposal to spend less money than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants received the backing Monday of the House Appropriations Committee. It … Click to Continue »
The General Assembly's budget-writing committee will vote on a spending plan that's an alternative to the budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered in February. The Appropriations Committee was meeting Tuesday … Click to Continue »
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 »
Interim University of Louisville president Greg Postel says the school's self-imposed penalties "were appropriate."
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 »
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 »
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
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.
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
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
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 »
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 […]