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Omnibus Bill

Ali Watkins

Thanks To Ted Cruz, John Kerry Gets A Deputy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Tony Blinken as deputy secretary of state Tuesday night, giving chief diplomat John Kerry a desperately needed dep...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner Claims There's No 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Omnibus Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambled Thursday to defend a plan to subsidize risky Wall Street derivatives trading. The controve...

Zach Carter

Congress Prepares Empty Assault On Government Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

If you thought Congress would fend off a government shutdown without implementing three meaningless riders targeting government porn, well: You though...

Matt Ferner

Congress Just Gave Historic Support To Medical Marijuana, Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill re...

Rare Truce Occurs Amid Congressional Wars

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to b...

Sam Stein

Sorry Acela Elites, This Budget Deal Is Not For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak riders who live in the infamous Acela corridor lost out in the bipartisan budget deal reached between House and Senate approp...

Senate Readies Big Bill For Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartis...

House Passes Giant Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has approved a massive $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies this year. With none of the dram...

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Tells Keith Olbermann 'The Tea Party Won This Round'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on Keith Olbermann Thursday to discuss the GOP's newfound opposition to the "omnibus" spending bill, which contains millions o...

Unethical Behavior, Lack of Transparency and "Greed" Can Thwart Financial Reform

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Congress will eventually pass financial reform legislation. But long after the nuances are better understood and loopholes closed, diligent enforcement and ethical business practices will ultimately foretell if it is successful.

Omnibus Spending Bill: Highlights Of What It Contains

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Highlights of the $410 billion omnibus spending bill funding 12 Cabinet departments and lesser agency budgets for 2009: ____...