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House approves Nolan amendment for tribal schools

D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s amendment to H.R. 5 – the Student Success Act – putting Congress on record that Indian children will not have to attend school in buildings that are dilapidated and dangerous. 162 more words

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House Passes 11th Hour Bill to Fund House

Nation avoids complete breakdown of society

WASHINGTON D. C. (SWP): With all the attention given to funding the Department of Homeland Security, many Americans did not even realize that they and the whole globe narrowly avoided an even bigger disaster.

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US House gives one-week extension to Homeland Security funding

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Washington DC: The US House of Representatives Friday approved a one-week extension to funding of Department of Homeland Security to prevent the shutting down of this crucial department at midnight. 269 more words

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Lincoln Weeps Today

Time and again as I watch our Congress stumble through its self-chosen mission while neglecting almost totally the business which the people and the Constitution have assigned it, I find myself thinking we are now paying a terrible price for never quite having resolved the issues of the Civil War. 695 more words

Modern Culture

High drama in D.C. as Homeland Security funding bill passes Congress

On a day of high drama on Capitol Hill, Congress approved a bill to fund Homeland Security for one week before a midnight deadline.

The measure heads to President Obama’s desk. 461 more words

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WTF Republicans?

“The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Homeland Security Department late today, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight tonight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.” 67 more words

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House Votes Down Temporary Measures to Fund the Department of Homeland Security

The President’s administration is setting up plans for a way to keep the most important aspects of the Department of Homeland Security operational when the midnight shutdown arrives on February 28th. 257 more words

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