January 28, 2023

Dems plot their own government funding plan as talks stall

The Democratic funding plan from Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy and House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro will come just days before federal cash expires Dec. 16. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images As bipartisan negotiations on a sprawling year-end package to fund the government remain mired in gridlock, Democrats have a new negotiation plan: publicly releasing their

House GOP’s help-wanted sign: One border funding chief

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has made clear to GOP leaders he wants to head either the Energy and Water or the Labor and Health and Human Services panel instead of the homeland security spending panel. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Border funding will be one of House Republicans’ biggest causes next year. There’s just one hiccup: They’re

House OKs stopgap funding fix with broader deal still under wraps

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate could pass the measure as soon as Thursday, as long as there isn’t “unwelcome brouhaha.” | Jemal Countess/Getty Images for SEIU The House passed a stopgap spending bill Wednesday night that gives negotiators an extra week to finish a $1.7 trillion year-end spending package, setting up an

Senate clears one-week funding patch, averting government shutdown

The Senate passed a one-week government funding patch on Thursday night, thwarting a government shutdown on Friday and extending federal cash until Dec. 23. The measure, which passed in a 71-19 vote, gives top appropriators more time to flesh out a $1.7 trillion year-end spending package that Congress is racing to clear before the holidays.

Government funding deal hits 11th-hour snag: The FBI headquarters

Leading lawmakers unveiled a $1.7 trillion year-end spending bill early Tuesday as they raced to pass the sprawling package by week’s end, with federal cash expiring at midnight on Friday. The so-called omnibus would provide the military with $858 billion this fiscal year, a nearly 1src percent increase over current levels. It would fund domestic

Senate clears $1.7T government funding bill

Congress now appears to be on a glide path to pass the spending package, which gives the Pentagon a 1src percent budget boost, includes about $45 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine and provides nearly $4src billion for disaster aid. The legislation is the final item on lawmakers’ to-do list before they leave for the

House sends $1.7T government funding bill to Biden

House Appropriations Chair Rosa Delauro and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger testify during a House Rules Committee hearing on the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2src23 at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 22, 2src22 in Washington, D.C. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The House on Friday approved a mammoth $1.7 trillion funding

Senate kicks government funding drama closer to shutdown deadline

Senate Appropriations ranking member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), left, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol on Tuesday. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Senators left the Capitol on Wednesday night without a critical deal allowing for votes on a $1.7 trillion government funding package, kicking the bill into Thursday and closer to a shutdown deadline. Lawmakers are

Lawmakers fret over another holiday punt on government funding

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, a top appropriator, laughed when asked about meeting the mid-December deadline: “I just don’t think that’s going to happen,” he said. “There’s just too much confusion going on.” The muddle carries serious stakes for a multitude of government programs, not to mention the future of congressional spending debates. Lawmakers

Court Filing: Brett Favre Pursued Facility Funding Despite Knowing It Was Possibly Illegal

A recent court filing states that NFL legend and Hall of Famer Brett Favre, consistently sought funding for a new volleyball stadium at Southern Miss even after he was told it could be illegal. A text sent to Favre on July 28, 2019, by former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, said that the founder of a

Cheney slams ‘pro-Putin’ McCarthy over Ukraine funding threat

“Such as the aid to Ukraine, the idea that the party is now no longer going to support the Ukrainian people. For somebody who has the picture of Ronald Reagan on his wall in his office in the Capitol, the notion that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin

Senate advances funding bill after Manchin punts his energy plan

Before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor that he and Manchin would “continue to have conversations about the best way” to move forward on the permitting effort before the end of the year. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had encouraged Senate Republicans to take down Manchin’s effort in a floor…

House passes government funding, averting shutdown threat

“This legislation ensures no American loses access to vital services while we finish negotiations” on the broader funding discussions, said House Rules Chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). Before the vote, McGovern excoriated Republicans for opposing the stopgap as Hurricane Ian tears across Florida. While the bill doesn’t specifically include funding for that storm’s recovery, it contains…

Sen. Tom Cotton Goes Off On Rep. Rashida Tlaib For Saying We Must Eliminate Funding For CBP, ICE, DHS

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton slammed Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Thursday for saying that she would like to eliminate funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the entire U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Cotton appeared on Fox News and was asked about Tlaib’s comments from…

Hill GOP Presses Agencies Linked to Wuhan Lab Funding, Data on Research for CCP Virus Origins

An aerial view shows the P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on April 17, 2020. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images) Congress Congressional Republicans are pressing federal officials for documents and data on the origins of the CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—that has reportedly killed more than 600,000 Americans […]

Governor Vetoes Funding For Texas Legislature After Showdown Over Voting Reform

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed funding for the state’s Legislature Friday after Democrats walked out at the last minute to oppose the GOP’s new voting reform law. ”Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional…

Exclusive: Joni Ernst Joins Watchdog Group to End U.S. Funding of ‘Cruel and Dangerous Animal Experiments’ in Wuhan Lab

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Justin Goodman of the White Coat Waste Project joined Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow to discuss U.S. taxpayer funding of virology research involving animal experimentation at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Ernst addressed her partnership with the White Coat Waste Project. “The White Coat…

Connecticut Democrat Provision Would Axe Funding to Schools with Native American Mascots

A Connecticut Democrat introduced a sudden budget provision Tuesday that would block funding to public schools in the state that continue to use Native American sports team mascots and nicknames unless a tribe in the region gives written consent. State Sen. Cathy Osten (D), co-chair of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, inserted the provision in…

GOP Congressman Says Fauci Needs To Answer For Why His Agency Bypassed Oversight Of Funding To Wuhan Lab

Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania said it is “very concerning” that the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases bypassed oversight of a research grant that involved the transfer of $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to modify bat-based coronaviruses. “When it comes to oversight of U.S. tax dollars headed to the Chinese…

Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Democrats from Funding Planned Parenthood Through Paycheck Protection Program

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed a win Friday after forcing Democrats to remove from their COVID “liberal wish list” bill a provision that would have allowed every Planned Parenthood facility in the country to receive free taxpayer funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). “Democrats knew this was never about COVID relief or helping small…

Why Trump Was Right to End Funding for the UN Palestinian Aid Organization.

Last week, the State Department announced that the Trump administration had concluded an internal review and decided to end all U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Part of the administration’s justification for the decision was the disproportionate level of U.S. financial support, but […]

Pentagon withdraws $300M in funding to Pakistan’s military.

Sept. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Defense suspended $300 milllion in military funding to Pakistan, citing the country’s failure to suppress militant groups. Pentagon spokesman Koné Faulkner said Saturday that the agency suspend the funding to the Coalition Support Fund, which reimburses Pakistan’s military for fighting against terrorists. “Due to a lack of […]

Brutal: Examining Ocasio-Cortez’s Painful Answer on Funding Her Socialist Utopia.

As we flagged on Friday, media sensation and instant lefty icon Alexandria Ocasio Cortez appeared on the Daily Show last week, where she was confronted with a relatively simple question by host Trevor Noah.  Ocasio Cortez is campaigning on a laundry list of new government programs and entitlements, including “Medicare for All,” free college, and […]

Alveda King: Starbucks Should Stop Funding Planned Parenthood if Serious about Ending Racism.

The pro-life niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. said that if Starbucks truly wanted to end racism, it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Alveda King, who serves as director of Civil Rights for the Unborn at Priests for Life, noted in a column at the Washington Examiner the attempt by Starbucks Tuesday […]

Report: Trump Administration Has Found A Way To Cut Some Planned Parenthood Funding.

The Trump administration believes they’ve found a way to cut some taxpayer funding that’s being funneled to America’s leading provider of abortion, Planned Parenthood. According to an official who spoke with the Weekly Standard, the administration will propose a rule that would prevent some $260 million annually in Title X funds marked for contraception and […]

Minnesota taxpayers involuntarily funding $100 million in cash to jihadists?

Our friend John Hinderaker of Powerline and the Center for the American Experiment asks, “Is this the worst scandal in Minnesota history?” KMSP Television, the Fox affiliate in the Twin Cities, has been carrying out a five-month-long investigation of the phenomenon of carry-on luggage stuffed with cash – a million dollars at a time – […]

George Soros Funding Smartphone App to Help Illegal Immigrants Avoid Law Enforcement.

A George Soros-funded smartphone app is meant to explicitly help the undocumented evade federal authority. In an interview with Fox Business’s Lou Dobbs, Judicial Watch Director of Research Chris Farrell called the smartphone application “pretty outrageous.” In order to escape arrest, Farrell said that the app “provides notice to their friends and family, it alerts […]

Trump in Michigan: If We Don’t Have Funding for the Wall by September “We’ll Close Down the Country” (VIDEO)

For the second year in a row President Trump held a rally with American workers on the night of the White House Correspondents’ Ball. Trump decided it was a better use of his time to be with the people from Ypsilanti rather than the White House reporters who hate him. Trump held a rally in […]

Omnibus Bill Includes Specific Clause Barring Funding for Donald Trump ‘Wall’

The 2,232 page Omnibus bill includes a specific clause barring funding for a wall on the southern border that mirrors the new prototypes already there. The bill reads: The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, […]

Yes liberals, there is an organization you should call “child killers” – and you’re funding it.

Y’all know I love to shine a light on progressive socialist hypocrisy. And business is always good, as there are plenty of fine examples. Consider all the hatred, angst, boycotts, and general ugliness focused towards the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association (NRA). Some of the recent hyperbolic denigration hurled at the […]

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