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... Gatling said, "because in the Senate, one senator can block legislation and you have to have 26 senators to overcome that one senator." She said pro-life bills have historically found easier paths in the House but then have to get through Senate committees and are objected to on the floor, often by Hutto.
... public missteps. Embattled Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will appear before both House and Senate committees and will face new questions about his and his wife's involvement over a $31,000 furniture set purchased -- and then canceled following news reports -- for his office.

Senate Committees worked diligently this week, wrapping up budget hearings for various agencies and departments of state government and moving a number of important bills to the Senate floor for final action. The budget will be a key area of focus for the General Assembly during the final weeks of ...
Even bills that have come to the floor without extensive work by Senate committees represent areas that have been thoroughly debated, such as immigration, she said. "As long as you can have a discussion that our constituents can see happen, whether it's on the floor of the Senate, in a committee, through ...
Ritchie, received stipends worth thousands of dollars for serving on Senate committees that they do not chair. The stipends are meant only for lawmakers who chair committees. Sen. Ritchie reportedly received a $12,500 stipend for her role as deputy vice chairwoman of the Senate Health Committee.
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, a Democrat, took his action shortly after his office received so-called Senate certifications falsely listing five senators -- all Republicans or members of a group of renegade Democrats who collaborate with the G.O.P. -- as chairmen and chairwomen of Senate committees.

Many of the Senate Committees are starting to finish their work. The Senate Floor calendar is filled with House Bills as we are sending what is left of the Senate Bills to the House to be heard. It seems like a race now to see who can get finished first. The Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC) ...
Senate committees are scheduled to consider bills today. The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee approved on a voice vote with no dissent House Bill 1007, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, R-Hermitage. HB1007, which now will be considered by the full House, states that animal farms in ...
... applies to insurance companies and HMO's - not self-funded plans. The PBM bill is one of seven bills that were advanced to a full house vote on Tuesday. Representatives will vote on the bills on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Senate committees will begin to discuss and vote on mirror legislation Wednesday morning as well.
Impact Party senators will chair all UF Senate's committees, including the budget committee, which allocates about $20 million to student organizations. Emily Dunson was elected to the budget committee chair, Trevor Pope was elected to allocations committee chair, Nick Adams for judiciary committee ...
We've wrapped up our fourth week of legislative work and this week was the deadline for all Senate measures to be out of their respective Senate committees. I am still working very hard to keep the Talihina Veterans Center open. Senate Bill 1347 was only one vote shy of failing in committee, so I'm ...
Johnson noted that "we could not get that MOU" from Senate committees. He said that he hoped that some Senate panels would be willing to relinquish oversight authority "where it's marginal," to reduce the number of committees DHS reports to. "Oversight is important, but it needs to be streamlined," ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Teachers could take up arms under wide-ranging measures dealing with mental health, school safety and gun access that are headed to the floor of the Florida House and Senate after passing through final committee hearings Tuesday. But the two bills grew further apart in their ...
Facing anguished relatives and classmates of shooting victims, two House and Senate committees advanced legislation Tuesday to create a new statewide program to put armed teachers in classrooms -- over the vocal opposition of teachers, parents and many Parkland residents. In the House, the ...
As students rally in Washington, the Florida Legislature considers its responses to the Stoneman Douglas shooting. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP). Dan Sweeney and David FleshlerContact ReportersSun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. Teachers could take up arms under wide-ranging measures dealing with mental health, school ...
He told The Associated Press via email: "This procedure is utilized frequently in Senate Committees." That argument requires context. Few bills advance so quickly unless there's a looming legislative deadline known as funnel week, which requires legislation to have a threshold of votes to stay alive for the ...
Two legislative committees will take up bills this week that, if approved, could ease punishments for simple possession of marijuana. Sen. Dick Brewbaker on the senate floor at the Alabama Buy Photo. Sen. Dick Brewbaker on the senate floor at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday ...

A spokesman for Tennessee's lieutenant governor said Monday two state Senate committees are "looking into" a law that allows county jails to send Tennesseans not convicted of a crime to solitary confinement in state prisons as they await trial. "The Senate's State and Local Committee chairman and ...
But the real action in the last week came from two Senate committees that released information that should give readers pause about the FBI's conduct during its Russia probe. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released a letter to the FBI, co-signed by Sen. Lindsey Graham ...
But the real action in the last week came from two Senate committees that released information that should give readers pause about the FBI's conduct during its Russia probe. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released a letter to the FBI, co-signed by Sen.
WASHINGTON -- In the last two weeks, cable news has been consumed with the feud between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released a declassified five-page memo by Chairman Devin Nunes that questioned the "legitimacy and legality" of methods ...
Teacher pay raise, revenue bills advance through House, Senate committees. $750M plan, including teacher raises, sent to House floor for vote. By Randy Krehbiel & Barbara Hoberock Tulsa World ...
The proposals expected to move this week in House and Senate committees would arm teachers with weapons, make it easier to take into custody people suspected of mental illness, impose a three-day cooling off period and a minimum age for weapons purchase, and spend more money on mental health ...
Trump's Council of Economic Advisers predicted the corporate tax changes alone would result in a $4,000 salary increase for the average worker. And the Republicans on the House and Senate Committees that wrote the final bill say a family of four with the median family income of $73,000 will get a tax cut ...
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while announcing the recess had warned heads of MDAs to avoid unnecessary travels in order to honour invitations by Senate Committees. However, the lawmakers said the experiences of the committees were disheartening. Coming under Order 42 and 45 of the ...
Two Senate Committees probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have now asked for materials related to Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign. Why are investigators interested in Stein? The environmentalist, an advocate of better relations with Russia, has been a Kremlin ...
House and Senate budget committees passed bills Tuesday to fund the Oklahoma health care Authority and Department of Human Services through April. The agencies are in line for $17.7 and $26.5 million of an estimated $50 million coming from the early end of gross production tax incentives on some ...
Three votes to amend the University of Virginia's Faculty Senate Constitution to make the body more democratic failed on Tuesday. The amendments were intended to make the Senate, the main representation for hundreds of faculty to university administration, more representative and more responsive.
Environmental groups -- many of which blasted a pair of Senate Committees after they advanced Murkowski's bill -- were quick to voice support for the group of Republican lawmakers that signed the letter. "We applaud these Representatives for recognizing that protecting the Arctic Refuge from drilling ...
... the committee analyzed what Republicans approved in two Senate Committees, and largely had the support of the majority of the Senate Republicans conference. But Republicans have become accustomed to questioning the official analyses of their signature pieces of legislation. At the start of the year, ...
Guy Palumbo will become vice chair of three Senate Committees in the 2018 Legislature: the Local government Committee; the committee on energy, environment and technology; and the committee on higher education and workforce development. Palumbo also will be a member of the Ways and Means ...
The Trump White House has put a number of controversial nominees in front of Senate Committees this year, but Hartnett White could represent its most blatant rejection of mainstream environmental science yet. The former head of the Texas Council on Environmental Quality is known for her incendiary ...
The U.S. Intelligence Community concluded in a report made public in January that the Kremlin sought to disrupt the 2016 election and sway the race in Trump's favor, prompting a number of investigations by House and Senate Committees and special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump has repeatedly denied ...
"It's an asset of great value to a committee," said Ian Russell, a former deputy executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "And the bank considers it an asset." Both the House and Senate Committees raise tens of millions of dollars a year to help GOP candidates running for ...
Working in fits and starts Tuesday, Oklahoma House and Senate budget committees passed a plan to mitigate a $215 million budget hole by using one-time funds and making nearly across-the-board cuts to state agencies. House Bill 1019 mitigates steep cuts facing health and social service agencies by ...
Oklahoma City -. House and Senate Committees have passed a bill that will patch the state's budget hole. But the move leaves the state with less cash going into next year. The plan includes cutting $ 60-million to 49-agencies, but leaves 12 core agencies: The State Department of education, Department ...
It so happens that State Representative Roger Goodman is the House Democratic caucus' lead on many of the issues those Senate Committees have jurisdiction over. Goodman chairs the House Public Safety Committee and also sits on the House Judiciary Committee; he has represented the 45th in the ...
16 meeting. Buscemi leaves as the agency is being reviewed by both House and Senate Committees. The agency oversees the care of people ...
"There are some corruption investigations going on in the senate, committees ensure that your investigations are concluded on time and you submit you reports," ...
Even nominees with bipartisan support from Senate Committees and who would otherwise be confirmed by voice vote are awaiting approval by ...
Kruse was stripped of his assignments on Senate Committees on education, the judiciary and health care and on the newly created Task Force ...
Take a stroll around Penn Park during Equality Fest on Aug. 6, 2017. Anthony J. Machcinski, York Daily Record ...
Trump recently released a list of improvements he would like to see to the legislation, and leaders of two major House and Senate Committees ...
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had also charged state Senate Committees to look into 25 issues related to Harvey recovery on Sept. 28. Nearly all House ...
House and Senate Committees planned to get to work immediately, with Monday committee hearings focused on crime. The week's calendar ...
For Glynn County residents concerned about a bill in a state Senate committee, it is roughly four and a half hours, by car, from the Brunswick ...
Senate and House panels on Wednesday passed their own bills Wednesday that would reauthorize federal funding to maintain low-cost health ...
Dan Patrick on Thursday released a list of Harvey-related topics for Texas Senate Committees to look into ahead of the next legislative session.
WASHINGTON -- social media giant twitter will visit Capitol Hill Thursday as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian ...
Two congressional committees will hold coordinated hearings Wednesday to push partisan legislation designed to weaken environmental laws ...


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