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After party leaders negotiated a deal that would allow for a vote on a trade enforcement bill, the Senate took a cloture vote to proceed with debate on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or "fast-...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 383 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:56 AM PDT with 281 Recommends
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 06:31 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Yesterday, Republican Justin Amash (MI-03) and Democrat John Lewis (GA-05) as well as 58 of their colleagues sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to pass real NSA reform as opposed to the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
As we all know, Republicans only care about deficits when it comes to spending that benefits working- and middle-class Americans. When it comes to corporate tax breaks, they couldn't care less about ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 05:31 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Earlier today, I wrote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment votes that the House took yesterday. Today, the House finished the amendment votes and then voted on the final bill.
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 09:32 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Yesterday, House Republicans did one of their favorite things: attack the EPA. They did this in the form of the so-called "Regulatory Integrity Protection Act," a bill that would overturn an EPA ...
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Comment Count 7 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 06:32 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Today, the House voted to pass the USA FREEDOM (Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring) Act of 2015, a watered-down version of NSA ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 05:33 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
The House began voting on appropriations bills today, starting with military construction and veterans' programs. House Republicans boosted military spending above the level of agreed-to spending ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Yesterday, I wrote about the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that the House just passed. I wanted to highlight the vote on the medical marijuana amendment in its own ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 06:17 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Yesterday, the House started voting on amendments to the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I am going to highlight the amendments on which the Democratic caucus split. On Mo ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 04:58 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Continuing with the appropriations process, the House today voted on the appropriations bill for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, and nuclear weapons programs. Here is what the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
On Thursday, the House voted to overturn the District's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, which the DC City Council passed unanimously in December. What did DC's bill do?
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Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:44 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Image of a Glock, like the one found by a young visitor to Capitol Hill The Capitol Hill police might want to get their act together when ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 08:48 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
As I noted yesterday,, the House passed its Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill and voted on a series of amendments. I wanted to highlight the Gitmo vote in a separate diary.
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 04:23 AM PDT with 19 Recommends