Tag Archives: House

What Congress Still Has To Do To Fund The Government

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Amanda Becker Originally published by The 19th When the U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate back in Washington this week, both chambers will be racing to complete the annual government-funding process and avoid a shutdown at the end of September. Among the major sticking points are proposals offered by …

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House Approves $1.7 Trillion Funding Package And Sends It To Biden

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder The U.S. House voted Friday to approve a sweeping $1.7 trillion government spending package that carries along with it dozens of new initiatives, including an update to how Congress certifies electoral votes for president and new protections for pregnant workers. The 225-201 bipartisan vote, with one member voting present, sends …

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Congress Heads Back To D.C. For A Hectic Lame-Duck Session


Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder Congress returns to Capitol Hill and a lengthy to-do list next week, following a six-week midterm elections break that saw Democrats outperform expectations and Republicans barely inch toward the U.S. House majority. On the agenda are same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how …

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What Does the 2022 Election Mean for You?


by Karim Doumar and Cynthia Gordy Giwa This story was originally published by ProPublica. Series: A User’s Guide to Democracy Want a personalized voting guide for the 2022 midterms? Sign up for the User’s Guide to Democracy email series to see detailed information about voting in your congressional district. Who …

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House Passes Bipartisan $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

United States Capitol

by Jennifer Shutt, Missouri Independent May 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to provide an additional $40 billion in economic, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine as its troops continue fighting back against Russia’s invasion. The legislation, released just hours before, now goes to the U.S. …

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