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  • Palestinians slam Congress's passage of Taylor Force Act
    on March 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    WASHINGTON — The Palestinian Authority excoriated Congress on Friday for passing the Taylor Force Act, a law that threatens to freeze State Department funds to the PA ... But the legislation gained Democratic backing after congressional negotiations watered down some of its harshest […]

  • US Congress and California Legislature Seek SHRM Input on Harassment
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    In the U.S. Congress on March 15, SHRM A-Team advocacy captain and president of SLS Consulting LLC Sharon Sellers participated as part of the Committee on House Administration's bipartisan roundtable examining sexual harassment in the workplace. Sellers drew from her experiences as head of ... […]

  • Advocates praise US federal flood insurance funding
    on March 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Legislation that would drastically overhaul the insurance program has stalled in the U.S. Senate after passage in the House of Representative. Supporters of the overhaul say it would improve the amount of choice in the marketplace and stabilize rates. Critics have voiced concern it could result in […]

  • US Congress Passes Haiti Cholera Relief Bill
    on March 23, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Included in the $1.3 trillion spending package that was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday is $10 million to help Haiti fight cholera, something Trump didn't want. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who unsuccessfully tried to get the Trump administration last year to turn over […]

  • Military Vets in Congress Split on Bolton as National Security Adviser
    on March 23, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Military veterans in Congress were split Friday on President Donald Trump's choice of former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton to replace Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as White House national security adviser. Republicans said Bolton's appointment would send a message of U.S. resolve to ... […]

  • Craigslist Shuts Down Personals Section After Congress Passes Bill On Trafficking
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    You can still find furniture or a roommate on Craigslist. But ads seeking romance or sexual connections are no longer going to be available, after Craigslist took down the "personals" section Friday for its U.S. site. The company says it made the change because Congress has passed the Fight Online […]

  • South Carolina Has A Clown Running For Congress
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Not long ago we referred to a certain “Republican” primary election in South Carolina as a “clown car.” Little did we know at the time there is an actual clown running for the U.S. congress in the Palmetto State. His name is Steve Lough, and he's a native of Camden, S.C. […]

  • Virginia man threatens US congressman's life after venting about marijuana
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, allegedly told two staffers for Taylor on Thursday afternoon after a discussion about marijuana did not go his way that he was planning to attend a Saturday event with the congressman and get his shotgun and “do something about this,” according to the U.S. […]

  • Budget Deal in Congress Includes Help for Affordable Housing
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    The low-income housing tax credit was created in 1986 as part of Congress's last sweeping tax overhaul and has grown into a $9 billion-a-year program. It funds virtually all of the nation's subsidized rental housing and created a sprawling industry of affordable-housing developers that now makes up […]

  • A sex trafficking bill passed by Congress has forced Craigslist to shut down its personals section
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Craigslist, the decades-old website for online classifieds ads, took down the section it created to help strangers meet from its US site on Friday morning in light of an act passed by Congress to fight online sex trafficking. Craigslist, which was created by Craig Newmark, connects people based on […]

  • Congress Asks Mark Zuckerberg To Testify About Cambridge Analytica
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    In addition to U.S. representatives, several Democratic U.S. senators also want Zuckerberg to testify. Congress' House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Walden chairs, has not said when a potential hearing would take place. However, such a hearing would not occur for at least two weeks, ... […]

  • After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Repairs to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    The president, furious over the failure of Congress to pay for his wall on the southern border with Mexico, began Friday by threatening in a Twitter post shortly before 9 a.m. to veto a $1.3 trillion spending bill passed hours earlier by Congress. That raised the specter of another government […]

  • US Senate approves $1.3tn spending bill, includes unpolished version of the CLOUD Act
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Yesterday, the US Congress put its bi-annual spending bill - the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill - to the Senate, outlining its plans for $1.3tn of government spending over the next six months. It has now been voted through successfully, but unbeknown to most, at the tail end of the 2,232 page […]

  • US's EB-5 Program Gets Six-Month Extension
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The U.S. Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday morning that, among much else, will extend for another six months the controversial EB-5 immigration visa program that finances a number of high-end condo developments. President Donald Trump signed the bill in the afternoon […]

  • Senators Introduce Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Bill; Would Minimize Rate Increases for Now
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    "The Postal Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency" was introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday as a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). If passed, the ... […]

  • Trump didn't want to give Haiti $11 million for cholera. So Congress found another way
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    “What happened in Haiti was a humanitarian disaster and not something we should walk away from,” said Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “The amount we are contributing is small, but it shows that we want to help the families that […]

  • US Congress Passes Moroccan Aid Bill Including 'Western Sahara'
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Rabat – The US Congress has once again lent its support to Morocco in the so-called Western Sahara conflict, by way of its Omnibus Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2018, passed on Thursday. Morocco's aid provisions in the Appropriations Bill, listed on page 1399, section (g), state: […]

  • Congress votes for spending bill without Trump energy cuts; Trump may veto it
    on March 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    On Friday morning, the US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that could avert yet another government shutdown. Although the bill covers the breadth of US government activities, one interesting outcome of budget negotiations is that the spending bill reflects none of President Trump's […]

  • No plans for US House special session on funding bill-senior aide
    on March 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives leaders have no plans to call members back to Washington for a special session in response to President Donald Trump's surprising threat to veto legislation funding the government and averting a federal shutdown, a senior House ... […]

  • Former US Rep, Montgomery mayor Bright seeks return to Congress
    on March 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Bobby Bright, a former U.S. Representative and mayor of Montgomery, speaks during the Republican Women of Coffee County meeting Wednesday at the Enterprise Country Club. Bright is running for the Republican nomination for the 2nd District seat in Congress, a seat he previously held as a ... […]


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