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2009-01-22 14:25:00

Family Research Council to Deliver Thousands of Petitions to Congressman Obey's Office WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow Family Research Council will deliver a petition with 45,000 signatures to Congressman David Obey's (D-WI) offices in Washington, D.C., and his Wisconsin district, urging him to use his position as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to ensure that taxpayers are not forced to pay for abortion on demand. (Logo:...

2008-07-09 18:00:19

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released its preliminary analysis of the House version of the Fiscal 2009 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. This year, there are 655 projects, costing taxpayers a total of $821 million. The top five porkers for Energy and Water are Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-S.D.) with $32.3 million; Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) with $28.5 million; House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) with $27.62 million; House Energy and...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The nation's mayors are shocked and dismayed over the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee action to cast aside the fully authorized and nationally-accepted delivery system to provide energy efficiency block grants to cities, towns, counties and states that would have provided essential funds to move our nation forward toward energy independence and climate protection. "While Washington was asleep on this issue, I along with my mayoral colleagues...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Stacy Millberg, Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio Jul. 4--AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP -- U.S. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, R-Bainbridge Township, delivered a bit of good news to Austinburg Township residents Thursday afternoon. LaTourette successfully included $700,000 in federal funds in one of the annual spending bills to help the township defer almost one-third of the cost of the $2.2 million sewer project. LaTourette was able to secure the funding in the 2009 Energy and Water Appropriations...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jun. 26--PLUM ISLAND -- A key congressional committee has approved a bill providing $760,000 for dredging the Merrimack River channel and another $95,000 to study erosion on Plum Island. Congressman John Tierney yesterday announced that $855,000 will be included in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for the federal fiscal year that will begin Oct. 1. This bill has been approved by the House Appropriations Committee...

2008-06-25 18:03:01

The U.S. House of Representatives today has taken an important step toward federal funding for local energy efficiency programs, a top priority for the Congressional Urban Caucus, according to a bipartisan joint announcement by Caucus Chairman Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and Caucus Vice Chairman Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH). The House Appropriations Committee approved $295 million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants as part of the $33.265 billion Energy and Water...

2006-04-06 19:40:04

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to bridge their internal difference on Thursday on a budget plan for fiscal year 2007, forcing leaders to cancel a vote on the $2.8 trillion measure, a Republican aide said. Annual budget plans do not have force of law but set broad limits for spending bills. Without those limits, Congress might edge into even greater deficit spending. The aide, who asked not to be identified, said his...

2006-04-06 18:48:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deeply divided Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were at an "impasse" over a fiscal 2007 budget plan, forcing leaders to cancel a vote this week on that $2.8 trillion measure, a Republican aide familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. Annual budget plans do not have force of law but set broad limits for spending bills. Without those limits, Congress might edge into even greater deficit spending. The Republican aide, who asked not to be...

2005-09-02 14:39:51

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives sent a $10.5-billion downpayment on rescue and recovery efforts in the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast to President George W. Bush on Friday and promised to make much more relief money available in coming weeks. Meeting in an emergency session attended only by a few dozen of its 435 members, the House approved a spending bill identical to the one passed by the Senate late on Thursday. Bush, who spent the day...

2005-09-02 14:57:13

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives sent a $10.5-billion downpayment on rescue and recovery efforts in the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast to President George W. Bush on Friday and promised to make much more relief money available in coming weeks. Meeting in an emergency session attended only by a few dozen of its 435 members, the House approved a spending bill identical to the one passed by the Senate late on Thursday. Bush, who spent the day...


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