She wants to ban foreign travel for EPA head until listening sessions are set in coal states.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) warned on Wednesday that higher taxes on air travel included in the budget agreement would unfairly hurt her constituents more than others and called on members to carefully assess the proposal.
Nearly three dozen Republicans have proposed legislation that would amend ObamaCare so that municipalities would not be required under the law to offer health insurance policies to volunteer firefighters and emergency responders.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would force the federal government to review laws that criminalize certain actions by people living with HIV, such as spitting.
“It’s simply not fair that someone having been diagnosed with a chronic, treatable medical condition should automatically be subjected to a different set of criminal laws,” Coons said. “A disturbing number of state and local criminal laws pertaining to individuals with HIV/AIDS are rooted not in science, but in outdated fear.”
The bill would force the White House to meet school lunch nutrition standards.
A day after House and Senate negotiators reached a budget agreement, House GOP leaders are already planning on passing it in the House this week.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would provides police protection for Supreme Court Justices.
Through a unanimous consent agreement, the Senate passed H.R.2922, which extends through Dec. 29, 2019, the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect, in any state, the Justices of the Supreme Court.
The Senate voted 56-42 Tuesday to end debate on the nomination of Nina Pillard to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court.
Earlier Tuesday, the Senate also voted 56-38 to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court — the second most important court because it has jurisdiction over most federal agencies.
The office of the House Majority Leader on Tuesday evening posted a six-page bill that would extend federal farm, agriculture and nutrition programs for one month, through the end of January.
The Senate voted 57-41 to confirm Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) as top housing regulator.