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SAN DIEGO ― The caravan of Central American asylum-seekers that sent the Trump administration into a frenzy of anger began crossing into the ... On the U.S. side of the border, a group of about 100 people chanted "No borders! ... the ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee released on Friday the results of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, and Democrats issued a dissenting report. The accounts reached dueling interpretations of a litany of information about ...
The US House of Representatives is set to consider legislation for a new Farm Bill authorising farm subsidy and domestic food aid spending for the next five years, after the bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on 18 April. The US Farm Bill is the omnibus legislation governing ...
"This will move us in a way that gets us more dedicated funding for roads and bridges. It's absolutely an appropriate thing to do." Torkelson is sponsoring the bill to put the amendment before voters this fall. Historically, groups supporting the constitutional amendment have pushed for gas tax increases.
The National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is a mandate which forces federal agencies to review what impact development has on public lands. NEPA was established in 1970 by President Richard Nixon and through it, so too was the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The council ...

In Washington, D.C., for example, the House Committee on Agriculture earlier this month released the 2018 farm bill, which was cobbled together by Republicans and calls for major ... The parable of the loaves and fishes teaches us that there is enough for everyone and even some left over when we share.
The Rules Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives has passed SB 1091, a bill that would allow state residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate April 23. Arizona law requires bills to pass three readings. The House Ways and Means Committee gave its approval to ...
Connecticut politicians and nonprofits have voiced concerns about the effect proposed changes to the federal farm bill may have on the state. On April 18, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, the latest iteration of the farm bill, which funds programs ...
Reedy made no mention of an aspect of the bill that requires law enforcement officials in Tennessee to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers. More: Tennessee bill prohibiting sanctuary cities, mandating ICE collaboration advances. Such federal detainers ask local officials to ...
April 17, 2018 4:35 a.m.. Three members of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure are coming to Coos Bay on Friday to talk about the Water Resources Development Act. A release from Congressman Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member on the committee, says a roundtable discussion ...
The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in front of which Zuckerberg will appear on Wednesday, April 11, has released the CEO's prepared remarks. The two Senate committees that are holding a joint hearing the previous day have not yet released their version of the statement. Here is what ...
Mark Zuckerberg is officially headed to Washington. The Facebook CEO has accepted an invitation to testify before lawmakers from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the company's recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, in which personal data from some 50 million users ended up ...
A day earlier, when an African-American lawmaker had a bill in a House committee to raise the minimum age for semiautomatic rifle purchases, only one Republican showed up for the meeting, preventing the bill from getting discussion. "These last few days of the session could be quite contentious," said ...
Leaders of the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to personally testify in an upcoming hearing about the misuse of user data. In a letter sent to Zuckerberg on Friday, committee members said he's the person that Facebook should send to testify before ...
“Kill committees protect many of our House representatives by not forcing them to vote on gun bill legislation,” and constituents want to see how House members vote on gun bill issues,” she said. “We want accountability. Help us identify who to lobby for sensible gun laws and who we should work against.
H.R. 5345 includes a “sense of Congress” resolution that recognizes NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center as the agency's “lead center for rocket propulsion and is essential to sustaining and promoting U.S. leadership in rocket propulsion and developing the next generation of rocket propulsion capabilities ...

Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver sit in a House committee room behind a photo of their son, 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a Louisiana State University freshman who died with a blood-alcohol content six times higher than the legal limit for driving in what authorities say was a hazing incident, on Wednesday, ...
DeKalb State Judge Dax Lopez said immigration judges are part of the executive branch, under the U.S. Department of Justice. “We are trying to maintain our lane, our judiciary lane, and keep our judges outside of the executive,” Lopez said. Supporters say the bill is necessary to enforce immigration law ...
According to the Center for American Progress's Moscow Project, the House committee charged with investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election obtained either no or incomplete information about 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and Russians, or groups and individuals ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gun control proposals failed in the Alabama Legislature after most Republican committee members skipped out on Wednesday debate on the bills, including a proposal to raise the age to buy an AR-15 or similar rifle. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee ...
“This is long overdue for us.” The House committee did not vote on the bill Wednesday. With legislative leaders aiming for adjournment on March 29, the bill may not pass this year, but Clarke said she had her eyes on the long-term. “One of my colleagues, one of my mentors here said it took her 12 years to ...
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will forego its typical meeting place on Capitol Hill later this week to host a special field hearing at Fayetteville Technical Community College. The hearing, titled “Partnering, Payment and Provider Access: VA Community Care in North Carolina,” will begin at 10 a.m. ...
"PREPA's explanations for Warehouse 5 and its inventory have been contradictory and, frankly, inadequate," the House committee's letter says. Equipment from the warehouse has been distributed to contractors on the island. The committee directed Gonzalez to respond by no later than March 26, ...
American intelligence officials concluded in January 2017 that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia personally “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 .... The House committee's announcement will surely shift the spotlight across Capitol Hill to the Senate Intelligence Committee, where senators have ...
The Democratic memo and a Republican counterattack that included a point-by-point refutation of the minority Democrats' conclusions, are an escalation of the partisan feuding that Schiff and other members of his party have said is sabotaging the House committee's investigation. The latest duel on Capitol ...
"This law -- along with the two-year budget agreement passed as part of February's Bipartisan Budget Act -- finally freed us from the inefficient and damaging continuing resolution funding process." The law provides predictable and sufficient funding needed to continue implementing the National ... DoD
The Senate Human Services Committee reviewed the hospital assessment formula Tuesday after a House committee approved it. Lawmakers have been negotiating with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association for nearly a year to update the funding plan in compliance with federal mandates. Hospital ... DoD
Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, as the chairman of a bipartisan House committee that will investigate the charge against Governor Eric Greitens (R). State Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, (left) ... Greitens' lawyer, former U.S. Attorney Ed Dowd, has filed a motion to dismiss. Governor Greitens has blasted St. DoD
White House communications director Hope Hicks appeared before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, but according to Democrats and Republicans on the committee, has refused to answer questions about the ... DoD
A Florida House committee responded to the Parkland school shootings by approving a bill that would raise the minimum age to buy any gun, require a ... things in it -- he said at least there is going to be some historic change in Florida, and that's what he asked us to bring back to our really articulate kids.". DoD
A Florida House committee responded to a deadly school shooting by approving a bill that would raise the minimum age to buy any gun, require a three-day waiting period for rifle purchases and create a program allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons. Feb. 27, 2018, at 2:03 p.m.. The Latest: House Committee ... DoD
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Less than two weeks after one of the worst school shootings in American history, a Missouri House committee debated a slew of contentious new gun bills. Monday's packed public hearing took place amid a renewed national push for gun control measures. Yet, all but one of ... DoD
The Democratic memo and a Republican counterattack that included a point-by-point refutation of the minority Democrats' conclusions, are an escalation of the partisan feuding that Schiff and other members of his party have said is sabotaging the House committee's investigation. The latest duel on Capitol ... DoD
Additionally, as Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee put it, there's no real grassroots push for the bill. “I think it's an understatement to say there's no groundswell of opinion to take away benefits from people living on $4 per day,” he said. Two people spoke in favor of the bill: Juliet Terry, ... DoD
Resolution to place statue of polygamous suffragette Martha Hughes Cannon in U.S. Capitol clears House committee ... SCR1, a concurrent resolution initiating the replacement of the state's statue of Philo Farnsworth in the U.S. Capitol with a statue of Cannon, passed out of the Senate and headed to the ... DoD
A U.S. House of Representatives committee voted unanimously on Monday to approve the release of a classified document that Democrats say will rebut a contentious Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump. The vote will send the 10-page Democratic memo to the White ... DoD
Two hours of emotional testimony from New Mexicans on both sides of the abortion debate did not seem to change anyone's mind at the Legislature on Saturday, as a House committee voted along party lines to block a bill that would have required abortion providers to notify parents before their child ... DoD
“Part of why West Virginia is a focus, by the way, is not only the damage we've seen, but also because the court cases and convictions that have occurred here open a window into what really happened here, which helps us go look at Ohio or Oregon or elsewhere,” he said. In 2012, then-Attorney General ... DoD
Three Texans voted on the U.S. House committee that paved the way for President Donald Trump's release Friday of a a high-profile GOP memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI. The committee's deliberations shed light on their thinking on the divisive issue. by Abby Livingston Feb. 2, 2018 6 hours ago. 21.  Ã‚ ... DoD
House Republicans released a previously secret memo written by Republican staff members of the House Intelligence Committee and declassified by President Trump. The memo claims that F.B.I. officials abused their authority and favored Democrats in the early stages of the Russia inquiry. DoD
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met Tuesday to hear about management and priorities at the Department of Energy (DOE), and at first blush, the hearing could ... "Without continued investment in basic and early stage research at DOE the U.S. will lose its global technology edge. DoD
The committee voted on Indiana House Bill 1774 Jan. 17 after hearing testimony from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, the Tire Industry Association and AAA Hoosier Motor Club. The bill is USTMA model legislation. It would ban the installation of tires that have less than 2/32-inch tread depth; ... DoD
"It's some of the most alarming things I've ever read, and every single American citizen should be able to read that material as soon as possible,” said Rep. ... It was unclear Friday whether the GOP-led House committee would hold a vote that would lay the groundwork for making the memo public. DoD
Leaders of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee from both parties on Thursday asked the Government Accountability Office to report on sexual harassment by federally funded researchers -- including how many harassment cases are pending before federal agencies and how many ... DoD
WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration official answered a full range of questions from House investigators Wednesday, just one day after former White House strategist Steve Bannon told them he was under instructions from the West Wing to remain silent, sparking new negotiations between ... DoD
It is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe of whether campaign associates of the president colluded with Russia in its bid to influence the 2016 US elections. It was not likely to be Bannon's last such testimony: The New York Times reported Tuesday that Bannon has been subpoenaed by Robert ... DoD
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has advanced the Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017 to the House floor. ... Greg Gianforte, a member of the House committee that advanced the bill, said in the statement that naming the peak for Diekmann is “a tribute to a man who united people to ... DoD
Bannon To Be Interviewed Tuesday By House Committee Probing Russian Interference ... WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian ... DoD
The Mississippi congressman is the sixth House committee chairman to announce they will not seek re-election. Sixteen Republicans have announced ... “I never intended for this to be a career, and it will soon be time for another conservative citizen legislator to represent us. I will work hard over the final 12 ... DoD


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