Senate Appropriations Committee

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to confront his past statement that suggests he thinks President Trump abused his power in pardoning Scooter Libby and Joe Arpaio without consulting the pardon attorney.
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At a hearing of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed skepticism of medical marijuana, and of studies that show a negative correlation between medical marijuana availability and a opioid overdose.
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The industry has given lawmakers language that will set 73-hour maximum work weeks for drivers.
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In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.
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Placing industry concerns above children's health, this Congress is undermining the 2010 bi-partisan Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act by proposing to roll back updated standards for the nutritional content of school meals.
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If the issue is too important to ignore around the world, it is too important to ignore here in America. Perhaps today's constituent email signals that Senator Kirk will better represent the needs of Illinoisans, the Great Lakes and the rest of the world moving forward.
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If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.
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As a result, the PA is more likely to focus on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Every single
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Wall Street and its allies are once again pretending to care about community banks while trying to roll back financial reform to help, you guessed it, Wall Street. But, don't be fooled by industry's spin on this so-called "study."
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If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.
Education
Not only is class size reduction one of the top priorities of parents and educators as shown in numerous surveys and polls, it is one of only a handful of reforms that have been proven to work through "rigorous evidence."
Environment
In 2011, Congress passed bills which dedicated $750-950 million for international action addressing the impacts of global warming. The House appropriations committee recently passed a bill that seeks to gut these key actions.
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It's not that the agency shouldn't be forced to do some downsizing, he said, but lawmakers shouldn't make a simple, one-size
Religion
A faithful Baptist who loved the Lord, you could not find a more committed follower of Christ. He spoke often of his faith but was also critical of those who tried to turn faith into something purely political.
Education
Duncan also faced questions about his plan to issue waivers for states struggling to meet NCLB's strictures. Sen. Jerry Moran
Environment
Jackson looked worse than an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay as she tried to extricate herself from Mikulski's sticky questions. The Senator from Maryland demanded to know why Jackson did not know the extent of her authority as head of the EPA.
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It is an established fact that without the supply and distribution routes there would not be a porn, drugs or weapons industries with its manifold jutting tentacles.
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I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.
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The nation's armed forces are stretched thin, very thin. Repeal of DADT is a national security issue, first and last.