The Senate gave final approval last night to a $410 billion spending bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of the year after overcoming a resilient Republican opposition and several Democratic defections
Pelosi has abused the system in place to accommodate congressional leaders and treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."
The U.S. Congress approved a stopgap funding measure to keep the government from shutting down as lawmakers work to resolve last-minute disputes over a $410 billion “omnibus” spending package.
The truth is E-Verify is another part of the REAL ID international identity card scam. First, you will have to ask the federal government for the right to work by using E-Verify to get a job, then you carry REAL ID as your key to society
McCain's attempt to strip out an estimated 8,500 earmarks failed on a vote of 63-32. The Arizona senator's proposal also would have cut roughly $32 billion from the measure and kept spending at last year's levels in several federal agenci
Paul played a role in obtaining 22 earmarks worth $96.1 million, which led the Houston congressional delegation, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of more than 8,500 congressionally mandated projects inserted into the bill. His earmarks inclu
If you think this is going to end with handcrafted toys, books, and ATVs, you are sorely mistaken. Boats, skis (snow and water), FLOTATION DEVICES, bats, balls, gloves, footballs, pads, jerseys, DAYCARE - your child's childhood is over.Entered By: Brock Lorber
Congressional fear that kids might start snacking on batteries and brakes has put a complete kibosh on selling them.
"There’s no danger unless they’re sucking on the frame or licking on a cylinder head."
"I had to remove $20,000 worth of vehicles from my sales floor because some of the metal alloy components, like valve stems and brake pads, contain lead and aren't safe for licking. You know how those kids love to lick a valve stem."
The House overwhelmingly voted in favor of passing the Captive Primate Safety Act on Tuesday, which prohibits people from buying or transporting primates across state lines to keep as pets. This legislation amended the Lacey Act, which had only appli
So far, investors have not been swayed. To them, the government aid doesn't look like reliable capital. It looks a lot like a loan that the government wants back.
Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, met privately Tuesday with the state’s junior senator, Roland W. Burris, to suggest that he resign but was rebuffed, Mr. Durbin said.
Supporters of D.C. voting rights believe that they are on the verge of their biggest victory in at least 30 years as the Senate prepares to take up a bill this week creating a full House seat for the District.
A senior Democratic lawmaker will push legislation this year to repeal a U.S. ban on Internet gambling that has hurt trade ties with the European Union, a congressional aide said.
The deepening economic recession hasn't stopped members of Congress from throwing lavish events to raise campaign money for the 2010 election. This weekend, donors to a political action committee run by Rep. Jeb Hensarling are invited
The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is "a slap in the face of African-Americans."
From his own YouTube channel! My how things look different with a little TRANSPARENCY...
Rep. John Mica was gushing after the House of Representatives voted to pass the big stimulus plan. "I applaud President Obama's recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America's future," the Florida Republican beamed in a
In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill
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For security reasons, the congressional delegation led by House Minority Leader John Boehner to Iraq today was supposed to be secret. Everything had been going fine in that regard. Even media outlets that knew of the trip, like the Congressional Quar
Elizabeth Warren told the Senate Banking Committee that Treasury paid $254 billion and received assets worth about $176 billion. If the TARP was supposed to buy assets at their market value, what was the all-pressing need for a TARP?
Congress will consider legislation to extend some of the curbs on executive pay, that now apply only to those banks receiving federal assistance, to include all US companies.
After weeks of debate, Congress is giving consumers four more months to prepare for the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting. The House voted 264-158 to postpone the shutdown of analog TV signals to June 12
For many years, Dr. Edwin Vieira has worked with patriots in the State of New Hampshire to get what is called an 'honest money bill' through their General Court. Unfortunately...
The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation yesterday to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children, a bill that would for the first time spend federal money to cover children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants.
Broadcasters and viewers have had February 17, 2009 circled on their calendars for some time. That's the day analog television broadcasts are supposed to become a thing of the past in the US. Earlier this week, the Senate approved a delay of the
Blagojevich said his lawyers "have chosen not to participate in the impeachment process in the Senate because they believe, rightfully so, that the rules of the Senate don't allow me to call witnesses are unfair and deny fundamental due proc
Lobbyists still have defenders in Washington D.C., including one of Obama's most powerful allies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). "People should understand that lobbyists, per se, are someone's father, mother, son, daughter