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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Ag Cmte. Chair Mike Conaway

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway. Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. Show More Summary

“A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes region. The heavy ice seen in recent winters […] .

Conservative Politician Posts Pics of Corpses in Paris to Gin Up Anti-Muslim Hatred

Tom Tancredo doing what he does best, which is try to scare everyone about "the Muslims." Tom Tancredo – the man who founded a political action committee appropriately named “Team America” – recently took to Facebook to post pictures of corpses from Paris to gin up anti-Muslim and anti-immigration sentiments. Show More Summary

Seven Former IRS Commissioners Call For Restoring IRS Budget Cuts

Seven former IRS Commissioners have written this joint letter to the leaders of Congress’s appropriations committees urging them to reconsider proposed cuts in the IRS's budget: The appropriations reductions for the IRS over the last five years total $1.2 billion, more than a 17% cut from the IRS appropriation for...

Reform Groups Urge Members of Congress to Reject Damaging Campaign Finance Riders”

Release: In a letter sent today, reform groups strongly urged senators and representatives to reject damaging campaign finance riders that have been attached to pending House and Senate Appropriations Committee bills and to oppose any new campaign finance riders that … Continue reading ?

Yellen Signals a Fed Tilt Toward December Rate Increase

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Janet Yellen, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told a House committee that the economy was “performing well” and an interest rate increase “may be appropriate.”

Wisconsin Committee on Education Will Hold Hearing on Anti-Transgender Legislation this Week

This Thursday, November 5, Wisconsin’s Assembly Committee on Education will hear testimony on AB 469, a harmful bill that would prevent transgender students from using appropriate gender-segregated facilities and create liability for schools.

No Way, No How, on Budget Deal/Capitulation

This budget deal is an abomination. It must be defeated. I write that as somebody who once served on the House Appropriations Committee staff. And as somebody who still contends that John Boehner’s “Plan B” for the expiring Bush taxShow More Summary

A poultry company has been sending agriculture chair Bob Aderholt around the world—for Jesus

Blessed are the appropriations committee members, for they shall rack up significant frequent flier miles Oh for God's sake. Literally, I mean. House Agriculture Appropriations Chairman Robert B. Aderholt has broken bread for years at...Show More Summary

College Football Playoff Notebook: The Calm Before the Storm

This seems like the appropriate time to remind you that the College Football Playoff selection committee despises your favorite college football team. It’s the lack of quality wins, the lack of defense, the lack of offense, the turnover...Show More Summary

Fair is Fair

I think Sen. Reid and those other Senators are right that it would probably be appropriate for the RNC to pick up the tab for the millions spent by Trey Gowdy's 'Benghazi committee'. But in fairness, probably fair for the DNC to pick up the bill for day's event.

Committee to Protect Journalists Slams Ukraine Over Information Block

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) claimed that labeling journalists a threat to national security is "not appropriate" measure for any government, referring to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decree imposing sanctions on over 400 individuals, including political figures and correspondents.

Del. James Proctor, Maryland lawmaker, dies at 79

Maryland Del. James E. Proctor Jr., a Democrat who represented Prince George’s County in the State House for more than two decades and rose to vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in Washington. He was 79.Read full article >>

Texas football referee accused of racism after hit by high school players

In a statement the school district said, “The video that we saw is extremely disturbing”. The UIL committee has the authority to impose additional sanctions it deems as appropriate. “We’re not making any excuses”, said Stan Laing, NISD athletic director. The incident occurred with approximately a minute left in Friday’s game, according to Marble Falls

H&R Block Lobbied to Make Tax Forms Harder for Low-Income People to Fill Out

In late July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2016 federal agency funding bill that came with instructions to the Internal Revenue Service to vastly expand the paperwork for the Earned Income Tax Credit. This buried provision...Show More Summary

Is privatization behind NC Senate's cuts to mental health?

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

I wouldn't bet against it: Insko is also vice chairwoman of the House's appropriations committee for Health and Human Services. Her committee proposed allocating about $712 million for LMEs this year, a slight bump from the $705 million budgeted last year. Show More Summary

Tobacco bills fast-tracked to Senate floor

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A package of anti-tobacco bills, including one raising the smoking age to 21, was fast-tracked to the Senate floor by the chamber's Appropriations Committee on Monday.

Indicted Congressman Recusing Himself From Leadership Positions

Indicted Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah has announced that he will recuse himself from leadership positions on the House Appropriations Committee.................................... [...] The post Indicted Congressman Recusing Himself From Leadership Positions appeared first on The Moderate Voice.


REP. CHAKA FATTAH (D-PA) INDICTED FOR ALL SORTS OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION, REALLY. And note this: Fattah’s office confirmed he has agreed to give up his leadership post on the Appropriations Committee, where he is the top Democrat overseeing criminal justice and science spending. He will be replaced by Mike Honda, D-Calif., who is currently the […]

Republicans Gut Wall Street Reforms In Must-Pass Spending Bill

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to pass a $20.6 billion spending bill that would decimate President Barack Obama's signature Wall Street reform law. The committee met to vote out the 2016 financial services appropriations bill. Show More Summary

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