July 20, 2024

House Oversight Committee Chairman Comer: Ukraine Funding with No Strings Attached is Unacceptable

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) told Breitbart News that “sending taxpayer funds to Ukraine with no strings attached is unacceptable,” after an Embassy spokesperson claimed U.S. money doesn’t even go to Ukraine, when asked if any funds went to a city that is currently building a new condo on a Jewish mass grave.

Johnson confronts biggest test yet: Whether to walk away from his own funding deal

Mike Johnson (center), flanked by Reps. Steve Scalise (left) and Tom Emmer (right), departs a press conference. Johnson and his team are offering private reassurances to rattled rank-and-file Republicans that he didn’t concede anything to conservatives. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Mike Johnson’s grip on his fractious conference slipped this week after he struck a government

Johnson strikes his first bipartisan deal — a $1.7T funding accord

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) at the Capitol in December. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Congressional leaders have clinched a deal on overall budget totals that could pave the way for a broader government funding compromise in the coming weeks — further enraging Speaker Mike Johnson’s right flank. The long-stalled

JD Vance: Zelensky Demands for U.S. Taxpayer Funding ‘Disgraceful,’ ‘Grotesque’

Monday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) criticized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for what he deemed to be an “undignified process” involving a Capitol Hill visit and pressing Congress for aid for his war-torn nation. Partial transcript as follows: VANCE: Laura, it’s utterly disgraceful. We’re about to go through the United States Senate

Where’s the funding coming from to remove Trump from state ballots?

Finally, we still haven’t answered the initial query – who is funding John Anthony Castro’s legal challenges to the candidacy of Donald J. Trump? Got any ideas? John Anthony Castro, of whom almost nobody has previously heard, has made it his mission to challenge Trump’s name appearing on the ballot in 17 states. According to […]

Exclusive: DeSantis Campaign Now Says He Would Block Funding for UNRWA Gaza Cash Despite Voting Against Measures That Did So

The campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now says that, as president, he would not support the U.S. funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) despite previously voting against congressional measures that would have done that, providing an explanation to Breitbart News for his previous votes against the measures and

GOP senators introduce stand-alone bill to aid Israel without more funding to Ukraine

GOP Sens. Roger Marshall, Ted Cruz, JD Vance and Mike Lee introduced a stand-alone bill to funnel aid to Israel without tying it to Ukraine aid on Thursday. The bill, called the Israel Supplemental Appropriations Act, is an alternative to President Biden’s $106 billion emergency supplemental bill he requested from Congress last week. The Israel […]

McCarthy reverses on Ukraine aid as GOP scrambles on funding bills

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said the bill will move forward with the Ukraine aid included, arguing it would be too complicated to remove. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy is backtracking on his plan to remove Ukraine aid from a massive military spending bill as Republicans scramble to find a way forward on funding the

House Republicans Try Flipping Script from Funding Futility to Border Security

AP Photo/Nathan Howard House Republicans are hammering out their differences over spending plans for 2024 while Democrats and the media blame them for the looming shutdown caused by the establishment’s unpopular demands for more migration and the war in Ukraine. The House is preparing to vote as soon as Tuesday on individual spending bills for

In hurricane-torn Florida, Biden urges Congress to shore up emergency funding

“Every American rightly expects FEMA to show up when they are needed to help in a disaster,” President Biden said Saturday in Live Oak, Fla. | Julio Cortez/AP Photo Speaking from one of Florida’s regions hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia, President Joe Biden called on Congress to quickly boost FEMA’s disaster fund budget that a

Rand Paul rips Bill Gates’ alleged tie to gain-of-function research: ‘Funding the biggest danger to mankind’

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, R., called for accountability on both the U.S. and China’s parts in wreaking havoc on the world by allegedly fostering an environment for the COVID-19 virus to jump species and spread across the world. During an exclusive “Sunday Morning Futures’ interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Paul called for slashing gain-of-function […]

Capitol Hill reckons with a government funding fight that just got tougher

House conservatives accused Speaker Kevin McCarthy (left) of backtracking on secret promises and cutting a bum deal with President Joe Biden (right). | Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy‘s debt deal should have made this fall’s incoming funding fight easier. Instead, the opposite has happened. Congressional spending leaders who — in

Banks, Rubio introducing blanket ban on Pentagon funding for schools hosting CCP-tied Confucius Institutes

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are introducing legislation that would close what they describe as loopholes in the Biden administration’s guidance that still allows Department of Defense (DOD) funding to go to universities with Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked Confucius Institutes.  The No Federal Funding for CCP Spying and Persuasion in […]

House Republicans start their funding rumble with shutdown looming

Speaker Kevin McCarthy won’t necessarily need to reach a grand accord with his conservatives to win enough votes to pass one or two of the funding bills that he wants on the floor next week. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Both parties have long anticipated a September showdown over keeping the government funded. This week, House Republicans

Republicans Rip Joe Biden for Tying U.S. Disaster Relief to Ukraine Funding

Republicans are ripping President Joe Biden for attempting to tie U.S. disaster relief to Ukraine funding, asserting that the president is holding Americans “hostage.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is leading the charge, urging Congress to separate disaster relief in the U.S. from billions more in aid to Ukraine. Biden this week was originally expected to

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Defends Vetoing PBS Funding, Calls LGBTQ Child Programming ‘Indoctrination’

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has defended his recent decision to veto funding for the state’s PBS station, calling the station’s LGBTQ programing directed at kids a form of “indoctrination.” Among the station’s shows was an educational segment featuring a drag queen named “Lil Miss Hot Mess” reading a book titled The Hips on the Drag

Catholic Parents Sue State Officials For Dismissing Supreme Court Decision Granting Religious Schools Tuition Funding

A Catholic high school and two parents filed a lawsuit against Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin on Wednesday, arguing that the state is discriminating against religious families trying to apply for the state tuition program.  St. Dominic Academy is unable to access the state funding for the 2023-2024 school year due to the

Report: Joe Manchin Lobbied Biden Administration to Grant Funding to Organization with Ties to His Campaign

Report: Joe Manchin Lobbied Biden Administration to Grant Funding to Organization with Ties to His Campaign AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) lobbied President Joe Biden’s administration to secure a multimillion-dollar grant on behalf of a coalition of groups that included an organization with ties to his campaign, according to Fox News.

Jewish group takes on NYC teachers union in special education funding spat

The Orthodox Union is fighting back against the teachers’ union with a six-figure ad buy urging the City Council to approve offering religious and other private schools up to two-year, interest-free loans — over the objection of the powerful UFT. The ads will post on Facebook and YouTube and micro-target other websites in the districts […]

LinkedIn Founder Is Secretly Funding E. Jean Carroll’s Lawsuit Against Trump

Reid Hoffman, the billionaire behind LinkedIn who’s now a megadonor to Democrats, has been quietly bankrolling E. Jean Carroll’s rape case against former President Donald Trump, according to court records filed Thursday.The surprising last-minute disclosures came out in contentious correspondence between lawyers for the aggrieved journalist and the pissed off former president, who are battling

McCarthy on Omnibus: We’re Not ‘Blindly’ Funding FBI after Twitter Files, Funding Doesn’t Increase until It’s Reformed

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that the FBI shouldn’t be blindly funded given the behavior revealed in the Twitter files and the agency’s budget shouldn’t increase until the agency is reformed. McCarthy said, “Think about everything we’re learning now that the FBI

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

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