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Republicans Resist Calls to Approve Zika Funding
Top Republicans reviewing the Obama administration’s request for $1.9 billion in funding to fight the Zika virus say they need more answers from the administration before signing off on the measure. “We're working with them on it to figure out the exact right amount of money, how's it going to be
Will Shrimp Safety Questions Pose Jumbo Problem For Trade Deal?
Food safety experts fear secret elements of a hotly contested Pacific trade deal will further hamper U.S. government efforts to turn back bad seafood at the border, even as shrimp imported from Southeast Asian farms continue to turn up significant numbers of positive tests for banned antibiotics
GOP Appropriators Cut $250 Million of Grants for Amtrak Capital Investments
In the wake of Tuesday night’s deadly Amtrak derailment, House Republicans blocked a Democratic amendment today that would have restored more than $250 million in cuts from grants for Amtrak's capital improvements. Democrats worked to associate Amtrak’s funding with the accident, as Rep. Chaka
Democrats Deny Pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections
Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently. House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next
Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for 'Egregious' Policies Toward Women
During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to...
7 Days, 4 Countries, 5 Things to Watch As Obama Returns to Asia
For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere. This week, Obama tried again to return to message with a seven-day, four-country
'Duck Dynasty' Star Among Guests to Watch Out for at State of the Union
This year’s State of the Union address is gearing up to rival the spectacle created by the White House Correspondents Dinner, with members of Congress competing to bring notable guests to the Capitol, transforming the building for one night into another D.C. national petting zoo....
A Go-Slow Approach To Immigration Reform (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DEEP DIVISIONS: House Republicans delivered a sharp reality check to the prospect of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, with lawmakers declaring Wednesday evening that the House not only rejects the Senate’s comprehensive plan passed two ...
Head Start Programs, Forced to Close Early, Still Have Funds For Flights
By cutting funds for Head Start, sequestration has sent low-income children in some states home 10 days early. But the federal government's inability to agree on a budget didn't prevent 2,800 Head Start leaders from attending a three-day conference in National Harbor, Md., this week. Chalk it up to