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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Senate Appropriations Subcommittee
Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats are squabbling over the Internal Revenue Service budget for next year, and a disinterested observer (if there are any) would expect them to be fighting over who could be roughest and toughest on the agency.
The Environmental Protection Agency's aerial surveillance policy isn't earning many fans in the Midwest.
As the drone boom unfolds, one key lawmaker warns we could eventually see science-fiction style warfare over America.
A legal technicality is preventing the Pentagon from spending millions of dollars set aside to curb suicides, even as suicide in the ranks is on the rise, a nonprofit advocacy group says.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday that Pakistan's closure of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan is costing the United States $100 million a month.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned Wednesday that a cyberattack on the United States could cause "another Pearl Harbor" by blacking out private and government electric power grids and throwing the nation into a panic.
In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel approved Tuesday a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Obama's request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
A Senate panel has approved a foreign aid budget for next year that cuts U.S. assistance to Pakistan and Egypt.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syria's President Bashar Assad fits the definition of a war criminal.
Approval by an arm of the World Bank for a $26 million loan to build a luxury hotel in Ghana — a West African nation where 40 percent of the people live in poverty — was "not an appropriate use of public funds" and should not have received U.S. government support, the chairman of a Senate subcommittee that oversees the bank says.
Senate Democrats and the Homeland Security Department are pushing back against budget cuts proposed by House Republicans in the tussle over the federal government's spending.
Successful parasites like leeches and tapeworms have evolved to live with their hosts, not kill them. The reason is obvious: Once the host perishes, the parasite loses its source of nutrition, and it dies, too. It is a lesson that the lobbyists, the special pleaders and the other bloodsuckers in Washington have yet to learn. Rather than work with Republicans to reduce spending and deficits, the Senate and the Obama administration are mobilizing to halt GOP-proposed budget cuts that would keep the federal government alive at least a few years longer.
D.C. advocates for school reform in all three city education sectors testified before a Senate committee chaired by Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, on Sept. 16 and 30.
Senate Democrats said Tuesday that President Obama's $787 billion stimulus program needs to be fixed to ensure money is spent more quickly and on projects that will provide a faster boost to the economy.