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U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

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  • First lady decries plan to lower school lunch nutrition standards

    After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
  • California may get more federal money to pay for jailed immigrants

    California may get more federal money to pay for jailed immigrants
    Congressional Republicans are proposing a rare increase in federal funding to help states like California pay for jailing immigrants in the country illegally. A GOP-led House appropriations panel on Wednesday approved a spending bill that would...
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe mulls bypassing lawmakers on Medicaid expansion

    Virginia Gov. McAuliffe mulls bypassing lawmakers on Medicaid expansion
    RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is considering expanding health coverage for the poor without the approval of the state legislature, a move that would muscle his top priority past Republican opponents but also throw his young administration...
  • NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan

    NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan
    NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
  • As Medicaid fight rages, Gov. Terry McAuliffe notes reform

    As Medicaid fight rages, Gov. Terry McAuliffe notes reform
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe highlighted an ambitious health reform initiative Thursday, pitching it as evidence that Virginia is ready to expand Medicaid and extend taxpayer-funded health insurance to hundreds of thousands of new people. It'...
  • Diaz-Balart challenges Secretary of State John Kerry on Cuba, Venezuela

    U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican whose district includes part of south Broward, questioned Secretary of State John Kerry during a hearing of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday....
  • Attorney general announces investigation into high-speed stock trades

    WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the practice of high-speed trading on the stock exchanges. Holder, in testimony prepared for delivery before the House Appropriations Committee,...
  • High-speed stock trading is focus of several investigations

    High-speed stock trading is focus of several investigations
    If you're not investigating high-speed stock trading, you're missing one of the hottest trends on Wall Street. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is examining high-frequency trading for possible violations of...
  • Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

    It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the...
  • Layne: Port's 460 share may be gone

    To all the other problems with Virginia's U.S. 460 project, add this: Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne blew a big potential hole in the project budget Wednesday when he said the Port of Virginia's $250 million contribution may not be forthcoming....
  • PASSINGS: Bill Young

    Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
  • Bill Gates: The world is better than ever

    Bill Gates: The world is better than ever
    Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...