Senate Committees – Republican Members & Chairman

The Republicans in the Senate released Committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Below are the assignments for key Committees. If I missed a Committee, you can find its membership list on the full list. The Chairman is listed first and has an asterisk by his/her name. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry *Pat Roberts, Kansas Thad Cochran, […]

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The (Not So) New Spending Bill

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees produced a bill that covers spending for the rest of FY2014, avoiding another government shutdown.  Both the House and Senate Committees released political statements on the bill, as well as a brief and detailed summary. Overall, the bill retains the status quo, but with a bit of additional funds, […]

SENATE SHUFFLE: IMPACT ON ENERGY, CLIMATE, FORESTS & MORE

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DEAL OR NO DEAL – WILL THE BUDGET CONFERENCE SUCCEED (AND MUCH MORE)

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The Government Shutdown – A Teachable Moment

The federal government shutdown engenders dismay, confusion, and even outrage, but who is to blame? Press reports and interviews frequently allege a lack of cooperation and compromise on both sides caused the current shutdown.  So, is it true that there always two sides to a story? Does the argument that Republicans, Democrats and the President […]

THE PERPETUAL MORASS

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