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  • `Cromnibus' includes money for Everglades, Hoover Dike

    Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House. ┬áBut 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
  • 'Religious freedom' or a 'license to discriminate'?

    WASHINGTON In the coming days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom measure. Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a "license to discriminate." They say the...
  • Defense bill includes ill-advised Alaska and Arizona land measures

    So what does funding for the Department of Defense have in common with Alaska's Tongass National Forest or the Tonto National Forest in Arizona? Absolutely nothing. Which is why an upcoming Senate vote on the National Defense Authorization Actis so...
  • Presumption of disclosure

    President Barack Obama doesn't have a stellar record when it comes to transparency. And this session of Congress falls short when it comes to passing meaningful legislation. So it's fair to say that the two branches agreeing on a bill to streamline...
  • In spending-bill battle, Obama and banks prevail over Pelosi, Warren

    So much for the new populism. Prodded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a freshman Democrat from Massachusetts who's been a sharp critic of Wall Street, House Democrats tried to derail the White House-supported omnibus spending bill this week because it would...
  • Poquoson officials discuss resolution calling for increased education spending

    Poquoson officials discuss resolution calling for increased education spending
    The Virginia School Board Association is circulating a resolution that calls for the state to increase public education spending to 132 school boards across the state. The hope is that about 100 school boards sign the resolution, which would send a...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls
    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other...
  • Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms

    Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms
    Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive. The complaints from House of Representatives...
  • Rep. Scott's death in custody reporting bill heads to President

    Legislation requiring states to report deaths of people in police custody and during the course of an arrest sponsored by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill passed the...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • U.S. bill to avoid government shutdown clears hurdle in House

    A $1.1 trillion government funding bill, necessary to keep federal agencies operating beyond midnight, cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, paving the way for a final vote on the legislation later in the day. By a...