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House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

...Friday morning to finish up legislative business for the week, Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, which controls spending, told reporters: "It's too much money. We don't need it." Rogers previously...
News budget bills through open debate. In the Appropriations Committee, long accustomed to a freewheeling process...Human Services departments got yanked from the Appropriations Committee's agenda this month. Word quickly spread...
Alaska senators take another crack at J-1 visa program

...importance of this provision, and I commend the Appropriations Committee's decision to include Alaska's Seafood industry...S. I will continue to use my role on the Appropriations Committee and Senate Oceans Subcommittee to fight for...
What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight over F-35s is essential

...Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her comment came Wednesday at a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing and is notable because Air Force officials in February placed two Alaska bases -Eielson...
Begich discusses economic future

...move forward.He said his appointment to the appropriations committee is a "powerful opportunity" for Alaska because...rose from $18 million when he first joined the appropriations committee to over $200 million last year. These investments...
Senator frustrated with shutdown

...from getting paid when the government is shut down or defaults on our debts. Meanwhile, as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I'm working every day to end the shutdown. I'm bending the arms of Democrats and Republicans in both...

...House moves toward expected votes on the emergency spending package.The base $17 billion bill by the House Appropriations Committee is aimed at immediate Sandy recovery needs, including $5.4 billion for New York and New Jersey transit systems...
Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at age 88 take over the Senate Appropriations Committee."He was the kind of...the helm of the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he spent most...a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the defense...
Visitors highlight the need to protect our treasures

...these special animals and their environment that make this such a wonderous place to behold.The House Interior Appropriation Committee has passed a spending bill that would mean fewer protections for species at risk of extinction, more pesticides...
Future funds, cuts

...Congress hasn't delegated its fiscal authority to the group of 12, the senator said. The congressional appropriation committees will give their recommendations to the committee by Oct. 14. Begich intends to forward a spending plan before...


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