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Health Savings Accounts

H.R. 1270, the Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015, is an attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act. H.R. 1270 expands Health Savings Accounts (HSA) by increasing the annual contribution limit. 405 more words

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NACD takes on the West's wild horses, burros problem

By Emma Shumway

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 – Together with other members of the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (NHBRMC), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) held a briefing for congressional staffers Wednesday to shed some much needed light on the mismanagement of wild horses and burros on federal lands. 520 more words


How Second Amendment rights may affect the fate of congressional appropriations bill and the funding process?

Forced votes in the U.S. Senate on firearms issues in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre may affect the fate of the underlying appropriations bill and the funding process moving forward. 481 more words

Senate Passes National Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Around noon today, the Senate passed the National Defense Appropriations Act(S. 2943) by a vote of 85-13. Democratic Majority leader Harry Reid was among the Nays. 251 more words

Senate Panel Sends $164M Health, Labor Funding Bill To Floor

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations sent a $164 billion funding bill to the Senate floor that would increase money for health care research; restore year-round grants available to college students and work to fight opioid addiction. 293 more words

McConnell Complains About ‘Unreasonable’ Conservatives

From the Daily Signal, by Philip Wegmann

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader won’t concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. 670 more words

Current Congressional Appropriations for FY2017 Keep Geoscience Funding Relatively Flat

6 June 2016 – Update: GSA joined fellow geoscience organizations, including the American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute, to thank the House Appropriations Subcommittee… 776 more words

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