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Senate Appropriations Committee

The House and Senate Battle over Egypt Aid

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.

Thad Cochran Attempts To Thwart Tea Party Challenge

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to un...

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Would Bury Budget Battles

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of ...

Lawmakers Finishing Secretive Process For Giant Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill reported Tuesday that they have made major progre...

Senate Committee Passes Key Spending Bill

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate. The bill cle...

Dem Senator Makes History With New Position

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set to become the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position lef...

Top Democrat Turns Down Powerful Post

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday he would remain as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee rather than take over the top slot ...

Will Our Federal Government Renounce Their Proposal to Increase Class Size?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Education
Leonie Haimson

Not only is class size reduction one of the top priorities of parents and educators as shown in numerous surveys and polls, it is one of only a handful of reforms that have been proven to work through "rigorous evidence."

Major Groups Call For U.S. Funding to Support International Global Warming Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In 2011, Congress passed bills which dedicated $750-950 million for international action addressing the impacts of global warming. The House appropriations committee recently passed a bill that seeks to gut these key actions.

Michael McAuliff

Save Uncle Sam $50 Billion Last Year, Get Your Budget Cut This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Government Accountability Office saved Uncle Sam about $50 billion last year, yet Congress is now gearing up to slash the agency's b...

The Christian Faith Of Senator Mark Hatfield

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

A faithful Baptist who loved the Lord, you could not find a more committed follower of Christ. He spoke often of his faith but was also critical of those who tried to turn faith into something purely political.

Longest Serving Senator In Oregon's History, Mark Hatfield, Passes Away

AP | TERRENCE PETTY | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Sen. Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans, died S...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Defends Education Funding, Policies To Senate Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A Wednesday hearing on 2012 education spending turned into a skeptical grilling of the Department of Education's wide-ranging and someti...

House GOP Moves To Cut Off New Funding For TSA Body Scanners

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration's purse strings are moving to cut off new funding for thos...

Mikulski Slams EPA on Dispersants: "Gave Me Heartburn"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Jackson looked worse than an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay as she tried to extricate herself from Mikulski's sticky questions. The Senator from Maryland demanded to know why Jackson did not know the extent of her authority as head of the EPA.

Internet Pornography Is the "Sexual Revolution" on Speed

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is an established fact that without the supply and distribution routes there would not be a porn, drugs or weapons industries with its manifold jutting tentacles.

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

Slogging Towards Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The nation's armed forces are stretched thin, very thin. Repeal of DADT is a national security issue, first and last.

Did Judd Gregg Conceal Donors Who Received Millions In TSA Contracts While He Served As Approps Chair?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Did Gregg deliberately conceal nearly a dozen contributors to his leadership PAC -- White Mountain PAC -- at the very time he served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee?

Rule by Thieves

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We, the taxpayers, will be the ones to pay the bill when it comes due.