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How the Federal Budget Package Protects Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.19.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The federal spending omnibus package President Obama signed today represents months of negotiations by the House and Senate. And while some of the loudest and largest passengers on that omnibus include defense spending, tax reform, and homeland security, a number of critical animal causes fortunately found seats as well.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Comes Out Swinging Against GOP Environmental Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday strongly criticized a Republican budget proposal that would undermine regulatory work at the Environ...

Zach Carter

New Spending Bill Defunds ACORN, Even Though It Doesn't Exist Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The massive new appropriations bill unveiled Monday night includes four provisions that block funding to the Association of Community Organizations fo...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor: Congress Will Pass Continuing Resolution To Avoid Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress will take up a continuing resolution to fund the government on the week of Sept. 19, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ...

Elise Foley

Cornyn, Thune Plan Assault On Health Care In Spending Bill Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011 are now calling ...

A DeMinted Attack on College Women

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Anti-contraception Senator Jim DeMint moved this week to increase birth control prices as much as 900% for college women, forcing them to "splurge" if they want to use protection.

Friday Talking Points [49] -- Before And After The First Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[UPDATED -- See part 2 in the Talking Points section.] This week's column will be presented in a sort of semi-liveblogging fashion. What you're getti...