April 24, 2024

House Approves MTG’s Bill to Reduce Pete Buttigieg’s Salary to $1

The House has approved a bill to reduce Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s salary to just $1 after his repeated failures. The measure , introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), was passed by a voice vote Tuesday as an amendment to the 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Greene took

U.N. Security Council Approves Kenya-Led Intervention Force for Haiti

The U.N. Security Council voted on Monday to authorize a multinational military intervention against the gang lords of Haiti, led by Kenya, which volunteered to take point in July. The resolution, drafted by the United States and Ecuador at the request of Haiti’s government, passed with 13 votes in favor, zero against, and two unsurprising

North Dakota legislature approves bill allowing teachers to ignore students’ preferred pronouns

A North Dakota bill advanced to Republican Gov. Doug Burgum would allow public school teachers and employees of government entities to ignore the preferred pronouns of their transgender students and colleagues. Senate lawmakers passed the bill 40-6 without debate on Thursday ‚Äď two days after the House pushed the bill through with a 68-22 vote. […]

IMF approves nearly $3B in bailouts for Sri Lanka

The International Monetary Fund said Monday that its executive board has approved a nearly $3 billion bailout program for Sri Lanka over four years to help salvage the country’s bankrupt economy. An IMF statement said about $333 million of the funding will be disbursed immediately and the approval will also open up financial support from […]

Uganda: Parliament Approves Death Penalty for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

Uganda‚Äôs parliament passed a bill criminalizing homosexuality on Tuesday with 387 out of 389 legislators voting in favor. The bill stipulates the death penalty for defendants who commit acts of ‚Äúaggravated homosexuality.‚ÄĚ Same-sex relationships are already illegal in Uganda ‚ÄĒ and in more than half of African nations ‚ÄĒ although post-colonial Uganda has never actually

Georgia county home to Atlanta approves task force to study reparations for Black residents

A county government in Georgia approved $250,000 to fund a reparations task force. The funding was approved during a Jan. 18 Fulton County Board of Commissioners meeting in a ¬†4 to 3 vote, according to a Fulton County press release. Fulton County is home to Atlanta.¬† The reparations task force will provide recommendations “to the […]

DHS Mayorkas Approves Another 22,000 Foreign Workers

Joe Biden‚Äôs deputies are admitting another 22,000 foreign workers to help U.S. businesses, regardless of the damage done to working Americans and their communities now recovering from the coronavirus crash. ‚ÄúToday‚Äôs joint rule helps American businesses,‚ÄĚ said a statement from Alejandro Mayorkas, the pro-migration lawyer who is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security…

Evanston, Illinois, Approves Nation’s First ‘Reparations’ for Black Residents

Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP / Getty The liberal Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, officially approved the first spending for ‚Äúreparations‚ÄĚ for black residents on Monday evening. It is the nation‚Äôs first reparations program, following an 8-1 vote by local aldermen in November 2019. As Breitbart News noted at the time, the City of Evanston planned…

Joe Biden Approves Texas Disaster Declaration After Several Days of Crisis

President Joe Biden approved Friday evening a declaration of a major disaster in the state of Texas after a series of winter storms damaged critical infrastructure. The new disaster declaration for Texas allows federal funding to assist affected areas, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to help cover uninsured property…

Senate approves $854B spending bill.

The Senate is racing to avoid the third government shutdown of the year ahead of a looming end-of-the-month deadline. Senators on Tuesday voted 93-7 to pass a sweeping $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and Education, which make up the lion‚Äôs share of […]

Trump Approves Disaster Declarations For States In Hurricane Florence’s Path.

President Donald Trump approved disaster declarations for North Carolina and South Carolina on Monday night as the incredibly powerful Hurricane Florence barrels towards the U.S. southeast. The Carolinas and Virginia already issued disaster declarations, but Trump‚Äôs approval allows states to more easily coordinate with federal agencies and access emergency funding. Governors and federal lawmakers in […]

Trump Administration Approves New Sanctions On Russia That Could ‚ÄėReach Potentially Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars‚Äô

The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions against Russia following its use of a nerve agent in the U.K. in ‚Äúviolation of international law.‚ÄĚ Heather Nauert, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State, said Wednesday it notified the Kremlin about the impending sanctions, which will likely be imposed on Aug. 22 after the required¬†15-day congressional […]

House Approves Resolution Demanding DOJ/FBI Docs

The House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI‚Äôs handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt. The decision to move forward with the resolution came after […]

Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump.

The Senate rushed to approve a $1.3 trillion government funding bill¬†early Friday morning, sending the¬†mammoth legislation to President Trump‘s desk less than 24¬†hours¬†before a deadline to avert another government shutdown. Senators voted 65-32¬†on the measure, well over the simple majority needed to¬†approve it, despite late drama after the bill easily cleared the House on Thursday […]

House Approves Harvey Relief Bill Among Debt Ceiling Controversy

UPDATE: President Trump has signed the bill. .@POTUS just signed H.R. 601 providing much needed support for storm survivors. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted. — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 8, 2017 ***Original Post*** It stoked some controversy, but the $15.25 billion Harvey relief package has passed the House by a vote of […]

Senate Committee Approves DeVos for Education Secretary

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary Tuesday morning, advancing her nomination to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. DeVos, one of President Trump‚Äôs more controversial Cabinet picks, was confirmed along party lines, 12-11. Democrats have hammered the Michigan billionaire for her lack of experience […]

House approves BUDGET DEAL in big 266-167 vote

House lawmakers in both parties joined forces¬†Wednesday¬†to pass a sweeping budget deal that marks both a parting victory for outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and a valedictory gift for his likely replacement, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The final vote was 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans joining every Democrat in sealing passage. Ryan was among […]

House Approves Bill That Dismantles Parts of OBAMACARE, Defunds PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The House approved a¬†budget reconciliation bill Friday that would repeal portions of Obamacare and cut federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation, called the¬†Restoring Americans‚Äô Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,¬†was passed in¬†a 240-189 vote. One Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, voted in favor of the bill, and seven Republicans voted against it. […]