December 8, 2021

US Senate Approves 30-day Extension of Federal Highway Funding After House Passage

The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a 30-day extension of funding for federal highway programs. A day after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the extension, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) brought it to the floor by asking for unanimous consent. The move lets a bill pass without a recorded vote but enables a single senator…

Sesame Street Muppets Advocate for Coronavirus Vaccines After CDC Approves Use in 5-11 Age Group

Fictional Sesame Street muppets have taken to social media to encourage children to get vaccinated following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the five to eleven age group. In a tweet on Saturday morning, the imaginary character Big Bird pretended it received a coronavirus vaccine. “I got…

FDA Approves Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots for Elderly, High-Risk Americans

Weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for elderly and vulnerable Americans, the agency has now approved the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots for those same demographics. In an announcement on Wednesday, the FDA said that a single dose of the Moderna booster shots will be authorized…

San Diego Board of Port Commissioners Approves Maritime Clean Air Strategy

SAN DIEGO—The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners approved a policy document intended to help the port identify projects and initiatives to improve health through cleaner air around San Diego Bay while also supporting maritime operations, it was announced Thursday. The Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS) and its vision…

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fully approved Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, marking the first coronavirus injection to receive the FDA’s full approval outside of emergency use authorization. The FDA’s full approval of Pfizer’s shot, which applies to the vaccine given to those ages 16 and older, is based on a study involving over 44,000…

DHS Mayorkas Approves Another 22,000 Foreign Workers

Joe Biden’s 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. “Today’s joint rule helps American businesses,” 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 “reparations” for black residents on Monday evening. It is the nation’s 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’s 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’s 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 ‘Reach Potentially Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars’

The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions against Russia following its use of a nerve agent in the U.K. in “violation of international law.” 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’s 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’s 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’ 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. […]

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