Appropriations

July 19, 2017 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican leaders of underhanded tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped from a military spending bill her amendment to force a debate to give president new authority for military action against terrorist groups. Rep. Barbara Lee of...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.,, right, meet with members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2017 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge railroad and transit project to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between New York and New Jersey would receive a whopping $900 million next year if a senior New Jersey Republican has his way. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is moving to boost the New York and New...
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July 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel Tuesday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill. The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on...
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July 11, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge railroad and transit project to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between New York and New Jersey would receive a whopping $900 million next year if a senior New Jersey Republican has his way. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is moving to boost the New York and New...
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July 11, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House lawmaker is using his chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Committee to try to funnel up to $900 million into New Jersey and New York to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between the states. The move by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (FREE'-ling-hy-...
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FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
July 01, 2017 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit. Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches and other...
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June 30, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, shakes hands with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin before the start of a meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seen in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Lawmakers concerned about curbing pollution and a warming planet gave a cool reception to President Donald Trump's environmental chief on Thursday, June 15, 2017, as he defended the administration's proposal to sharply reduce the budget of his own agency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about curbing pollution and a warming planet gave a cool reception to President Donald Trump's environmental chief on Thursday as he defended the administration's proposal to sharply reduce the budget of his own agency. Scott Pruitt, the administrator for the...
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June 15, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about pollution and global warming have given a cool reception to President Donald Trump's proposal to gut federal funding for environmental programs. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared Thursday before a House Appropriations...
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