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Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...limit for agencies whose operating budgets are set by Congress each year. It will be up to the House and Senate Appropriations committees to produce a detailed omnibus spending bill by the Dec. 11 deadline. Policy riders on issues such as the Internet...
Nation and World
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...a temporary Band-Aid to buy us time to do our duty," said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the Appropriations Committee, during House debate.Tea party anger directed at Boehner over the Planned Parenthood issue helped prod the...
Nation and World
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...embassy would be unsuccessful in preventing an upgrade to the American post in Havana.The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee voted last month to curb Obama administration efforts to work on an embassy in Cuba unless the White House certifies...
Not For Web
My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...the level of reductions over the same period. However, as a result of Murkowski's leadership, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation setting funding levels which directed the Forest Service to "prioritize funding for recreation...
Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

...legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers.The Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by a 16-14 vote, an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal for...
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in our states. Stevens, as chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, also steered significant federal funds to Sea-Tac International Airport and helped facilitate the expansion...
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate

...paraphrased), "to keep Ted Stevens on as Appropriations Committee Chairman as long as possible."Tony Knowles...very long time.Sen. Murkowski serves on the Appropriations Committee, where she sits on five subcommittees. She...
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...resources and shipping."Until recently, Alaska was in the unique position of having two senators on the Appropriations Committee. Alaska's Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich lost his re-election bid, but Republican U.S. Sen...
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...of proposals for what he would do as senator. Begich touted his clout, including a position on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and tried to paint sharp contrasts between himself and Sullivan in areas such as women's health, education...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...clinics. After decades of underpayments, a $489 million settlement was agreed upon. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Begich has helped funnel $440 million in federal highway dollars to Alaska. Murkowski also holds a seat...


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