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House Committee Wants to Make Library of Congress Go Back to Using ‘Illegal Alien’

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There was a bit of a controversy last month over the Library of Congress' decision to stop using the term "illegal alien," and last week the House Appropriations Committee took steps to reverse it.

SCA Applauds Funding for New US Ships

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week acknowledged calls for increasing the Navy’s ship count, funding the construction of 10 new ships, as well as providing the U.

Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $1 Bln for US Icebreaker

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill has included $1 billion in funding to accelerate construction of a new polar icebreaker for the U.

NASA to get $19.5 Billion in House Budget, Europa Orbiter & Lander get $260M

The House Appropriations Committee has released a spending bill that would give NASA a budget of $19.5 billion for fiscal year 2017, which is $500 million above President Barack Obama’s request. The measure boosts spending for exploration and science programs. link.more.

US Senate Committee Approves $575Bln Defense Appropriation for 2017

The US Senate approved $515.9 billion in base funding and $58.6 billion in overseas contingency funds for the Department of Defense in 2017.

Breaking News: Key Committee Acts to Sustain Horse Slaughter Ban in the U.S.; Senators Also Decide Not to Subvert Organics Rule

We don’t round up dogs and cats, butcher them, and ship them to foreign markets, and it should be unthinkable to do that to horses who helped us settle the nation. Photo by Kayla Grams/The HSUS Today the Senate Appropriations Committee...Show More Summary

HUFFPOST HILL - Election To Be Determined By Turnout, Relative Hotness Of Women

Ed Rendell said most women are ugly and won't vote for Donald Trump, which we rate half-true. The House Appropriations Committee voted against making Congressional Research Service reports publicly available, because if members of Congress...Show More Summary

Will America Set Military Back by Abandoning Russian RD-180 Rocket Engines?

The Senate Armed Services Committee calls for halving the US appropriation for the military’s go-to rocket engine, the House Armed Services Committee focuses on replacements, and the White House is determined to veto anything and everything.

FOMC Minutes: "Most participants judged" that June rate hike "appropriate" based on data

The FOMC believes that market participants are underestimating the likelihood of a rate hike in June.From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, April 26-27, 2016. Excerpts: Participants discussed whether their current...Show More Summary

House Panel Votes To Keep Congressional Reports Private

In a blow to congressional transparency, the House Appropriations Committee voted against publicly releasing highly informative, taxpayer-funded reports that members use to educate themselves on the issues before Congress. At a timeShow More Summary

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A OK

Math has a well known liberal bias.   HB3210, raising cigarette tax by $1.50, passes 16-11 in joint committee on appropriations & budget. Heads to the #okleg House floor — Trevor Brown (@tbrownOKC) May 16, 2016 That is the Oklahoma House passing a Medicaid expansion bill. The state is heavily dependent on cyclical resource extraction […]

Trump Won't Self-Finance, Seeks Big Donors

Donald J. Trump took steps to appropriate much of the Republican National Committee's financial and political infrastructure for his presidential campaign on Monday, amid signs that he and the party would lag dangerously behind the Democrats in raising money for the general election. Show More Summary

“Donald Trump, in Switch, Turns to Republican Party for Fund-Raising Help”

NYT: Donald J. Trump took steps to appropriate much of the Republican National Committee’s financial and political infrastructure for his presidential campaign on Monday, amid signs that he and the party would lag dangerously behind the Democrats in raising money … Continue reading ?

Congress, FOIA, and Checkoff programs

Congress in its infinite wisdom is now doing Big Ag a big favor.  It wants to exempt checkoff programs from having to deal with pesky Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The House Appropriations Committee just approved its version of the 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill along with committee report language getting checkoffs off the hook. Checkoff […]

Respecting Process

So, a pro-LGBT rights organ reported on a defense appropriations bill this morning.  Last week the armed forces committee passed an appropriations bill which requires, “the government to grant religious organizations it contracts with...Show More Summary

Bill to transfer AZGS is being heard in the Senate today

The Senate Appropriations Committee is meeting now to hear the dozen or so budget bills, including SB1530, Agency Consolidation, which transfers the duties of the Arizona Geological Survey to the University of Arizona. The hearing is...Show More Summary

Senate Markup Provides Funding for Oceanographic Vessels

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and approved a Commerce, Justice, Science bill that would provide $75 million to build a new Regional Survey

Fight Brews in House Over Use of ‘Illegal Alien’ by Library of Congress

Congress isn’t going to overhaul the immigration system anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean they can’t fight about it in the meantime. This week a panel of the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill funding the legislative branch...Show More Summary

House Looks to State Coins to Avoid Confederate Mires

Disputes last year over Confederate symbols displayed on federal property effectively shut down the appropriations process, but as the process heats up this year, a House committee will replace state flags with state coins.

Top Senate Republican: Zika funding to get floor vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan measure to partially fund President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus will soon get a vote, a senior Senate Republican said on Thursday. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman...Show More Summary

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