Ben Affleck made his way back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify on behalf of Eastern Congo in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The Arizona House Appropriations Committee today approved SB1200, transferring the former Mining & Mineral Museum building to AZGS to create a new Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Educational Museum. It also transfers $428,300Show More Summary
Week 12 wraps up with a review of some of our marker bills being heard by the “two day” committees. Each house’s committees are either three day or two day (except for appropriations committees, which meet Monday through Friday), with three day committees meeting Monday through Wednesday. The two day committees wrap up the rest...
The US Congress should not appropriate funds that would enable the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said in a testimony to the US House Appropriations Committee.
"The Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate when it has seen further improvement in the labor market and is reasonably confident that inflation will move back to its 2%Show More Summary
Group testifies in support of funding habitat restoration and grant programs that sustain a robust outdoor economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – House lawmakers from the Committee on Appropriations met today to consider funding decisions impacting fish, wildlife, and public lands. Show More Summary
Newly-appointed Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will testify before the Homeland Security subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday morning on yet more Secret Service shenanigans, this time involving drunk driving around the White House. Show More Summary
The Secret Service hasn't been doing an awesome job guarding the White House lately, so Joseph Clancy, its director, plans to ask the House Appropriations Committee for $8 million so that president's guard can build a replica White House on the Secret Service training grounds in southern Maryland. Read more...
Unrelenting budget constraints have degraded Army readiness and modernization to historically low levels, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told a Senate panel here today. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee alongside Army Secretary John M. McHugh, […]
US Senator Richard Blumenthal said that a dozen US Senators sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that it allocates funds for defensive weapons to Ukraine.
In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice and science.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was confronted with a so-called "Harvard study" at a Senate Appropriations committee hearing on March 3rd, and will probably be asked about it again at the House Appropriations committee hearing on March 4th. Show More Summary
Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture heard budget related testimony from the Food and Drug Administration. Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R., Ky.) noted at today’s hearing that, “Like many, I am concerned about obstacles created by the Chinese government to our inspection of foreign food and drug products. While the safety of American consumers […]
In part 2 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Tex.), we turn to the controversy over another agency under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriation Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice, and science: the National Science Foundation, which...
The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.
This could be a blatant violation of how budgets are done, considering the appropriations committees are the only authorities to budget money and not the executive branch (i.e. Obama). Non-mandatory spending (i.e. defense and nondefense like ObamaCare or NOT Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid) has to be approved by Congress. Obama likes to say “it’s […]
On Friday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a budget hearing and heard testimony from USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong. Photo by the House Appropriations Committee During the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R., Ala.), Subcommittee ranking member Sam Farr (D., Calif.) and Rep. Show More Summary
I had some business/family stuff to attend to yesterday so I mostly missed the floor sessions in the legislature, but I had to comment on this because it’s pretty absurd. The Senate Appropriations Committee has, prudently, begun to pare down spending bills because the state is facing billions of dollars worth of revenue uncertainties thanks...
Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”. Mr Nesbitt told the audience, “Treat this building as your own; you should, it’s more...
As the legislature begins to finalize bills with appropriations or fiscal impacts in each house, a lot of the policy committees are beginning to have hearings on study resolutions. While some may scoff at these study resolutions, many are very sincere efforts to take a longer and more deliberative review of complicated issues. I bring...