Tag Archives: Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy

State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Update

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Update Last week, Senate Appropriations Committee members added a provision in the Senate FY 2014 State-Foreign Operations spending bill that seeks to sanction any nation that grants asylum to Edward Snowden, a former U.S. contractor facing felony charges in the U.S. for having leaked U.S. surveillance secrets. … Continue Reading

Senate Confirmation Vote Unanimously for Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation

Legislative Activity Senate Confirmation Vote Last Monday, June 10, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Following the Committee vote, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that a floor vote on Mr. Foxx’s nomination could come before the Fourth of July recess, but … Continue Reading

House Approves FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill; Immigration Reform Approved in Committee; Disaster Relief Fund Could End Year with Surplus

Legislative Activity Budget and Appropriations Last Thursday, June 6 the House approved the FY 2014 Homeland Security appropriations bill by a vote of 245-182, which provides $38.9 billion in discretionary funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Both Republican and Democrat amendments successfully transferred funds from the Office of the Undersecretary for Management … Continue Reading