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After a Devastating Year for UN Whistleblowers, US State Department Reports All's Well

In recent years, the Secretary of State has been obliged to report to the Appropriations Committees of the Congress on the implementation of best-practice whistleblower protections at the United Nations, its Funds, Programs, and Specialized Agencies. Show More Summary

A Simple Fix with a Big Benefit: California Lawmakers Consider Closing Loophole to Curb Gas Leaks

After passing the State Assembly Appropriations committee last Wednesday, a little known bill – SB 1441 – is headed for the assembly floor, which is slated to deliver big benefits for consumers and the environment. Not only will theShow More Summary

Russia Rules out New Coalitions in Syria Without UN Resolution

Russia rules out any new formal international coalitions in Syria without appropriate UN Security Council resolutions or a request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament's upper house, said.

Medicare Counseling: A Lifeline We Must Sustain

By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adjourned for the July 4th holiday they struck a blow to the independence and wellbeing...Show More Summary

NRA-backed GOP again defeats Democratic efforts to allow spending for federal gun-violence research

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republicans did it again Thursday. Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee tried with two amendments to alter the fiscal 2017 health spending budget to allow the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun-related violence. Show More Summary

Ben & Jerry's, Fidel & Patrick's 'Blockade Buster' Ice Cream Diplomacy

On Thursday June 16, 2016, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in the must-pass FY 2017 appropriations bill. The amendments offered by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) would lift the travel ban to Cuba. Show More Summary

Two Political Trainwrecks in the Making

(Konstantin L/Shutterstock) Written by Martin Hayden, Earthjustice Vice President, Policy & Legislation And they’re off! Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees finished work on their respective versions of the federal spending bill that funds the Department of the Interior, the EPA and the U.S. Show More Summary

US Congress Staffers Visit Ukraine to Assess Joint Military Drills

The US Army Europe said that tthe US Army's deputy commanding general and staff members of the House Defense Appropriations Committee visited Yavoriv to observe both the ongoing US mission to Ukraine and the joint military exercise Rapid Trident 16.

‘Global Gag Rule’ Blocked on Bipartisan Senate Committee Vote

Post submitted by Andrea Levario, HRC senior public policy advocate Yesterday, members on the Senate Appropriations Committee led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered a strong bipartisan vote to repeal the “global gag rule,” and restore funding for international family planning as part of the FY2017 State, Foreign Operations funding bill. Show More Summary

Republican Senators Vote to Funnel $500 Million to UN’s Green Climate Slush Fund

The Republican led Senate Appropriations Committee voted today funnel $500 million to the UN’s Green Climate slush fund. Republicans will... The post Republican Senators Vote to Funnel $500 Million to UN’s Green Climate Slush Fund appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Congress on guns: doing nothing but faster than ever

WASHINGTON — On May 24, the House Appropriations Committee took up a proposal “to deny transfers of firearms to persons known or suspected to be engaged in conduct related to terrorism.” In a party-line vote, Republicans defeated the plan 29 to 17. Nineteen days later, a man whom the FBI had investigated as a possible [...]Show More Summary

Congressman convicted in case that entangled son, wife

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his heyday, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah flew with the president on Air Force One, doled out millions in science and education grants from his perch on the House Appropriations Committee and graced galas back home in Philadelphia on the arm of his elegant TV anchor wife. [...]Show More Summary

Cop secrecy wins the latest round in California

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

ProPublica is reporting that a legislative effort to create more transparency among California’s police agencies didn’t make it out of the state’s Senate Appropriations Committee late last month.  Senate Bill 1286, primarily authored by Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno would have... “... Show More Summary

Defund REAL ID

When the House Appropriations Committee meets tomorrow to mark up fiscal year 2017 spending legislation for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among many nominal security measures the committee will fund is the REAL ID Act, our U.S. Show More Summary

Congress Tackles Budget as Surfrider Priorities Hang in the Balance

The Appropriations Committees in both the House and Senate are starting to pass their spending bills for next year's FY2017 budget cycle. It's been a mixed bag so far.

The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could soon come out of the 'gray market'

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to allow banks to provide financial services to legal recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Denver Post. Marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 substance...Show More Summary

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Amendments to Promote Engagement with Cuba

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved four amendments related to Cuba during today’s mark-up of the FY2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, including: An amendment to lift the...

The Senate Just Took a Major Step Toward Easing the Cannabis Industry's Banking Woes

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Weed and non-laundered money: finally friends? Weed and Money / Shutterstock Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the FinancialShow More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 1130

The Surly Subgroup: Tying the IRS’s Hands. Even Tighter, by Sam Brunson (Loyola-Chicago): Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations reported H.R. 2995 to the House of Representatives. H.R. 2995, the Financial Services and General Government Oversight Appropriations Bill for FY 2017, if passed, would continue the trend of reducing the...

Here we go again: House appropriations committee passes poison pill to gut net neutrality

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

House Republicans are at it again, putting poison pills into appropriations bills to undo anything good that's happened under President Obama. In this case it’s net neutrality, and everything else the FCC has come up with. WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

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