Appropriations

Environment
Senate Mischief The Senate version of the Interior appropriations bill includes language that blocks Endangered Species Act
Politics
Lawmakers voted against publicly releasing informative, taxpayer-funded reports.
Politics
Conservatives on Capitol Hill want to make it easier to cut mandatory programs.
Politics
He became speaker promising a return to regular order and appropriations bills. At this point, he'll take anything he can get.
Politics
The Republican leading the charge says that when Congress comes back after November elections, "the American public gets screwed."
Politics
This spring, the greatest threat to the American people on the legislative calendar likely will come from appropriations -- the process for funding our government -- and the danger may be greater than it has been in previous years.
Wellness
In 1988, Congress passed an omnibus bill that included a federal funding ban on needle exchange programs. This ban continued
Politics
But then, the real irony of the two billion dollar CRomnibus II "democracy program" funding is that the US government would
Politics
Political scientists need a new sub-specialty to describe the end-of-year extravaganzas that influence peddlers and special interests have combined to make a Capital Christmas tradition: the racket of wholesale plundering of the government's treasury. Paraphrasing Willie Sutton, that's where the (tax-farmed and public-debt) money is.
Politics
The legislation is a compromise no one liked but both parties could live with.
Politics
The good news is, the government probably won't shut down.
Environment
It's time for Congress to stop slipping destructive anti-wildlife amendments into the appropriations bill, to do their jobs and fund the government. Let's ring in the New Year with a clean Omnibus Spending Bill, and a thriving wildlife heritage for future generations.