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  • U.S. budget deal would sell 58 million barrels of oil from emergency reserves

    10/27/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 27, 2015 | Reuters
    Congressional leaders proposed to sell 58 million barrels of oil from U.S. emergency reserves over six years starting in fiscal 2018 to help pay for a budget deal that ends mandatory spending cuts, according to a copy of the bill posted to a congressional website. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve holds more than 695 million barrels of crude in Texas and Louisiana, a bounty that U.S. lawmakers have eyed a few times this year to pay for a new drug program and highway maintenance.
  • GOP rift over anti-Obamacare strategy stalls budget bill

    09/12/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept 12, 2013
    For the past week, debate over Syria has overwhelmed Capitol Hill -- even though Congress has just about two weeks left to pass a budget bill before the federal government partially shuts down. Democratic and Republican leaders are meeting Thursday morning to discuss the looming budget issues, but before the two parties forge a path forward, the GOP may have to sort out its own issues. The Republican-led House had planned to vote this week on a bill to temporarily fund the government (referred to as a continuing resolution, or CR), but the vote was delayed Wednesday because Republicans divisions...

    01/02/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by ZULU · 38 replies
    THOMAS ^ | January 1, 2013 | Library of Congress
    The roll call that gave Obama a Triumph. Check out the other GOP Traitors who voted with Boner to screw the American Public and give Obama a victory.
  • House GOP Delays Vote Boehner's Debt Limit Bill (Is the Fix In?)

    07/28/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/28/2011
    House Republican leaders delayed a final vote on Speaker John Boehner's deficit-reduction bill Thursday evening as Democrats warned the speaker that he was wasting his time. It's not clear what led to the abrupt delay but Republican leaders said there will still be a vote on the controversial plan Thursday night. (snip) However, the Senate is expected to act on the Boehner bill should it pass. Democratic aides told Fox News that Boehner's bill is actually the best vehicle for getting a debt-cap bill to the president's desk provided changes are made to it on the Senate side -- Reid...
  • The Clearest Sign Yet That Boehner's Bill Will Pass the House

    07/27/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 27, 2011 | Joshua Green
    They talk a big game, but in private, Republicans attack the one person who stands up for what they claim to believeIf you listen to Eric Cantor or any of the self-styled Tea Party Republicans pushing the country to the brink of default, they claim to be motivated by an unshakeable fealty to the principle that spending must be cut and must be cut right now -- damn the consequences. They appeared serious enough that John Boehner was forced to pull his debt-ceiling bill last night because it cut too little and did not have the votes to pass.  But...
  • Judge Halts Implementation Of Collective Bargaining Law

    03/29/2011 3:52:08 PM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | Nick Bohr
    MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin judge has ruled that there should be no further implementation of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said Tuesday that her earlier restraining order saying the law shouldn't be enacted had either been ignored or misinterpreted. Sumi stopped short of saying the law was not already in effect. She said she will take more testimony on that issue. The Legislative Reference Bureau posted the law on a legislative website Friday, leading Gov. Scott Walker's administration to declare the law was in effect. Sumi...
  • House passes new three-week budget bill, 54 Republicans Vote 'NO'

    03/15/2011 4:40:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    271-158. Frankly, with that margin, they can probably pass another one in a few weeks’ time if negotiations with Reid on a long-term budget break down yet again. While the last short-term spending bill received nearly unanimous support from the Republican Conference on March 1 (only six opposed), 54 House Republicans peeled off in opposition to the latest short-term bill, with many conservatives taking a stand against funding the government on an incremental basis. Without support from 85 House Democrats, the bill could have failed…This spending bill includes $6 billion worth of cuts compared to 2010 spending levels, cutting 25...
  • Democrats' budget bill: $1.1 trillion; 1,900 pages (Have these bozos learned from the elections?)

    12/15/2010 6:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/2010 | David Rogers
    Defying the political odds, Senate Democrats rolled out a year-end, government-wide spending bill Tuesday that cuts more than $26 billion from President Barack Obama’s 2011 requests even as it holds firm to thousands of the appropriations earmarks so adamantly opposed by critics of Congress. Filling more than 1,900 pages, the $1.1 trillion measure represents an increase of less than 2 percent in annual spending but makes for an easy target of ridicule — a last stand by the Senate’s old bulls before the tea party takeover. In a scene reminiscent of the movie “Casablanca,” top Republicans expressed shock, shock that...
  • House Democrats push through massive budget bill

    12/08/2010 5:08:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/10 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON – Democrats controlling the House muscled through legislation Wednesday night that would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year.</p> <p>The bill would cap the agencies' annual operating budgets at the $1.2 trillion approved for the recently finished budget year — a $46 billion cut of more than 3 percent from President Barack Obama's request.</p>
  • Controversy Over Yucca Mountain May Be Ending

    03/04/2009 11:00:21 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 41 replies · 1,413+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2009 | WaPo staff writer
    More than two decades after Yucca Mountain in Nevada was selected to be the national nuclear waste repository, the controversial proposal may finally be put to rest by the Obama administration. In keeping with a pledge President Obama made during the campaign, the budget released last week cuts off almost all funding for creating a permanent burial site for a large portion of the nation's radioactive nuclear waste at the site in the Nevada desert. Congress selected the location in 1987 and reaffirmed the choice in 2002. About $7.7 billion has been sunk into the project since its inception. "Yucca...
  • Analysis: Congressional budget bill threatens Calif welfare, child support programs

    01/13/2006 8:45:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 355+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A $40 billion budget-cutting bill nearing final House passage would badly hurt welfare and children's services programs in California, according to an analysis Friday by a group that advocates for low-income people. Among the bill's costs to California, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington: -$2 billion over the next five years to comply with new welfare rules requiring many more recipients to participate in work training and other programs. -$1 billion in child support payments that would go uncollected over the next five years because of cuts in funding for child support...
  • House Democrats Unanimously Reject Massive Spending Bill in 224-209 Vote (Is GOP in Majority?)

    11/17/2005 2:15:05 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 61 replies · 1,885+ views
    House Democrats Unanimously Reject Massive Spending Bill in 224-209 Vote Associated Press November 17, 2005 3:38 p.m. WASHINGTON -- Legislation to fund many of the nation's health, education and social programs went down to a startling defeat in the House Thursday, led by Democrats who said cuts in the bill hurt some of America's neediest people. The 224-209 vote against the $142.5 billion spending bill disrupted plans by Republican leaders to finish up work on this year's spending bills and cast doubt on whether they would have the votes to pass a major budget-cutting bill also on the day's agenda....
  • CA: State's Dems, governor slam House budget bill

    11/09/2005 10:22:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 326+ views ^ | 11/09/05 | Zachary Coile, Edward Epstein
    Washington -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined a chorus of Democratic lawmakers Tuesday in criticizing the Republican-sponsored House budget bill, saying deep cuts to programs such as Medicaid and food stamps would "disproportionately impact" California residents and the state's budget. The opposition from the Republican governor could further complicate efforts by House GOP leaders to win support for their plan to slash $54 billion in federal spending to help pay for extending tax cuts and Hurricane Katrina relief. The budget measure also is stirring controversy in California because GOP leaders have attached proposals to split the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Access to Alaska oil, revenue closer - Senate votes to keep drilling language in budget bill

    11/03/2005 10:01:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 959+ views ^ | 11/03/05 | Stephanie I. Cohen
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - With rising oil prices and record oil company profits serving as a backdrop, the Senate moved one step closer on Thursday to allow companies to drill for oil and gas in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Senate beat back an amendment offered by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., to strike language from a pending budget reconciliation bill that would open the region to producers. The amendment failed in a vote of 48-51. Cantwell said the budget bill provided a "sweetheart deal" for the oil industry, which has long sought access to the oil and natural gas supplies...
  • Prolife Position on (Texas) Budget Bill

    04/06/2005 10:13:25 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 19 replies · 388+ views
    Texas Alliance for Life Email Alert ^ | April 6, 2005 | Joe Pojman, PhD
    Position on C.S.S.B 1 Amendments TO: House Member FROM: Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Dear Member, As you consider the amendments to C.S.S.B 1, the General Appropriations Bill, please consider the position of Texas Alliance for Life on several amendments. We ask that you vote to support the amendments supported by Texas Alliance for Life and that you vote to oppose those amendments opposed by Texas Alliance for Life. Article 1, General Government Page 17, Thompson, OPPOSE - This forces Texas taxpayers to fund as much as $15 million per fiscal year for embryonic stem...
  • Pork in the Budget Bill

    01/26/2004 12:57:55 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 6 replies · 211+ views | January 26, 2004 | Heritage
    Some of the "pork" items in the Budget Bill - your tax dollars at work: $725,000 Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $200,000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio $1,800,000 2003 Women’s World Cup Tournament $6,000,000 Police Athletic League $250,000 Call Me Mister program, Clemson University $500,000 New England Amer-I-Can Program $150,000 Rock School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $16,000 National Distance Running Hall of Fame, Utica, New York $225,000 Hawaii statehood celebration $325,000 Construction of a swimming pool in Salinas, California $100,000 History competition during National History Day in Iowa $175,000 Therapeutic Horse man ship center, Hoffman Homes for...
  • Pelosi accused of pork-barrel politics PAC treasurer's USF project tacked onto federal budget bill

    02/21/2003 9:28:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 272+ views ^ | 2/21/03 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has pushed through $1 million in federal funds for a think tank started by her longtime adviser and campaign treasurer, former Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, sparking concerns that she is rewarding a supporter with taxpayer money.</p>