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Is privatization behind NC Senate's cuts to mental health?

4 days agoUS 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

6 days agoHealth : 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: Fat…

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

last monthNews : 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.

Why cut a cost-effective program that helps millions of women?

The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee has produced a spending bill that would eliminate funding for Title X, a program that provides family-planning services to millions of low-income women and preventive care to women and men.

Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tries to Make Churches Fund Abortions. She Fails

Earlier this week, the head of the Democratic party attempted to force Americans,including churches, to pay for abortions. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered the bill making appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. Show More Summary

GOP measure would permit longer tandem trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways. The 16-14 vote attached the legislation to a $56 billion spending measure to finance transportation and housing programs. [...]Show More Summary

Evidence at Risk in House Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee marked up its spending bill yesterday for fiscal year 2016 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The spending levels in the bill put forward by the majority reduce Department...Show More Summary

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