June 2, 2020

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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