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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?

last monthUS 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

last monthHealth : 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

3 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

Senate panel would allow marijuana vendors to use banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to make it easier for businesses that legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal for banks to handle money from marijuana vendors.

US Senate Panel Ends Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

U.S. Senate panel passes amendment to end restrictions on travel to Cuba   The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 on Thursday to end restrictions on Americans travel to Cuba,

US Senate committee votes to maintain funding for overseas abortion groups

Even in a Republican-controlled Congress, pro-life language in appropriations bills faces an uphill battle, since President Obama would likely veto any legislation containing it.

Durbin Amendment to Increase FSMA Funding Fails in Committee

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 on Thursday after discussing a handful of amendments. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) proposed an amendment to increase the funding allocated for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but it was ultimately voted down. Show More Summary

Appropriations bill plays waiting game

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2016 funding bill for agriculture and food safety programs but partisan disagreements over federal funding levels could leave that legislation and other appropriation bills in limbo.

Key U.S. Senate Committee Passes Series of Key Provisions for Horses, Orcas, and Farm Animals

Horses sold for slaughter for human consumption suffer during the long journeys, and many die or sustain injuries. Kathy Milani/HSUS We had a powerful showing today in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee – with two key HSUS allies,...Show More Summary

Senate Ag Appropriations Bill Heads to Full Committee

The Senate’s FY 2016 agriculture appropriations bill has received subcommittee approval and will be considered by the full appropriations committee on Thursday. The bill includes a $45-million increase for the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety activities. Show More Summary

The Sly Attempt to Keep Corporate Political Donations Secret

The House Committee on Appropriations recently adopted a budget for an assortment of financial agencies. Tucked inside the 150-plus pages of legislative prose is a provision that would deny the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...Show More Summary

Food Safety Plays Minimal Role in House Appropriations Markup

Food safety was not a significant part of discussions Wednesday during the House Appropriations Committee markup of the agriculture funding bill. Nutrition policies, the Food for Peace program and FDA pre-market review of e-cigarettes were some of the major topics of debate. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) praised the inclusion of language in the Manager’s Amendment... Continue Reading

John Boehner: "I'm Sorry, But A Gun Is Not a Disease"

Last week, after a shooter killed nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the House Appropriations Committee quietly voted on a bill to effectively block any funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes of gun violence in America. Show More Summary

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY 2016 CJS Bill

Congress has made good progress so far this year in moving the annual appropriations bills that fund the government. However, a looming budget battle over the sequestration and budget caps threaten to sideline progress until Congress and the White House reach agreement. Here’s the current situation.

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