Representative Jim Pitts is the chairman of the appropriations committee in the Texas legislature, who leaned on the University of Texas law school to admit his lightly qualified son, Ryan, and is now attempting to have UT regent Wallace Hall impeached for bringing attention to such acts of political favoritism. Show More Summary
Budget agreement paves the way for responsive, results-focused conservation funding as Senate and House appropriations committees commence negotiations Following last night’s announcement by House and Senate leaders of a successfully negotiated budg...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Barbara Mikulski, who heads the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, on Tuesday expressed optimism that private negotiations in Congress have produced a tentative budget deal.
Congress to Freeze Education Spending, Eliminate Academic Research Earmarks, and Halt Potential $100 Pell Increase The incoming Chairmen of the Congressional Appropriations Committees announced that they will freeze federal education spending for Fiscal Year 2007 at last years levels. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels for two years by December 2 so that Congress can pass annual spending bills and avoid another government shutdow...
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are intensifying pressure on budget negotiators to reach an agreement.
A bipartisan group of leaders from the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees are pushing legislation Wednesday that would extend advance appropriations to all Department of Veterans Affairs programs. Supporters of the bill, which include leaders of several veteran support organizations scheduled to appear with members of Congress at a 9 a.m. Show More Summary
WHAT’S THAT? UT regent Wallace Hall is facing impeachment for asking too many questions. By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org AUSTIN — Jim Pitts admits it. Jim Pitts, chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee, said he routinely goes over the head of the Law School Admissions Council and intervenes directly with the dean of the...
Giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee this afternoon, Theresa May said it would be ‘appropriate’ for the West Mercia chief constable to apologise to Andrew Mitchell over the… Continue reading The post Theresa May’s apology to Andrew Mitchell appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
By Ploutos: Since the Federal Open Market Committee first included in its May 1st FOMC Statement the phrase that "the Committee is prepared to increase or reduce the pace of its purchases to maintain appropriate policy accommodationShow More Summary
Before the shutdown the House Appropriations Committee approved an $8 billion cut for 2014 in the roughly $50 billion (16% cut) current international affairs (State and USAID) budget. The same day, the House authorized only a $5 billion reduction in the defense budget of over $600 billion (less than 1% cut). The Department of State did not sit ideally by.
Below is an outline of the GOP's debt-ceiling bill obtained by National Review Online. The document originated from the House Appropriations Committee staff and is dated yesterday. A GOP-leadership aide says there are some differences between this and their latest summary, so take that for what it's worth. Show More Summary
• At the June FOMC press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said (emphasis added): "If the incoming data are broadly consistent with this forecast, the Committee currently anticipates that it would be appropriate to moderate the monthly pace of purchases later this year. Show More Summary
Tad DeHaven The continuing resolution (CR) drafted by the House Appropriations Committee and supported by the GOP leadership would provide discretionary funding of $988 billion (on an annualized basis) for fiscal 2014. That figure essentially matches funding for fiscal 2013, which included sequestration cuts. Show More Summary
Yesterday, as part of a broader piece on budget uncertainty, we noted here that the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee had introduced continuing resolution legislation to continue funding the government at post-sequester 2013 levels through December 15, or the first two and a half months of fiscal year 2014. The bill includes juts a [...]
A new media shield law expected to pass committee on Thursday broadens the definition of “journalist” to include, among other things, any individual deemed appropriate by a federal judge. Politico explains here.
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has proposed short-term spending legislation that would maintain current funding levels through mid-December and prevent a partial government shutdown after the last stopgap budget expires on Sept. 30. The bill, from Rep. Hal Rogers … Continue reading ?
The California State Senate Appropriations Committee voted last Friday against further action on AB 1407, the AT &T backed bill that would dramatically raise phone costs for 1.2 million low-income Californians. While the bill can beShow More Summary
PITTS: announced his retirement Thursday, a day after blasting Wallace Hall in National Review. By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org AUSTIN — State Rep. Jim Pitts, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday he won’t run for re-election, less than a day after a curious statement he gave to National Review in response to...
Representative Jim Pitts, chairman of the Texas house appropriations committee, about whom I had some observations last night, has announced that he will not seek reelection.