Democrats see hope for a clean energy bill, but Manchin is adding a new hurdle: More funding for fossil fuels

Democrats see hope for a clean energy bill, but Manchin is adding a new hurdle: More funding for fossil fuels

This post was originally published on this siteExactly how much money Manchin wants to dedicate to fossil fuels — versus investments in clean energy — is so far unclear.

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Biden budget proposal includes nearly $2 billion increase for EPA

Biden budget proposal includes nearly $2 billion increase for EPA

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 would increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Department and the Interior Department, according to materials shared with The Hill.The budget proposes $11 billion for the…

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Congress overrides DC voters, keeps sales of marijuana illegal in District

Congress overrides DC voters, keeps sales of marijuana illegal in District

This post was originally published on this siteA GOP-backed ban on weed sales in Washington, D.C., was preserved in a sprawling government funding bill passed by Congress on Thursday, despite opposition from advocates who say the provision overrides the will of the District’s residents years…

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Here’s what’s in the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package

Here’s what’s in the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package

This post was originally published on this siteA massive spending bill moving through Congress would provide for a one-time $13.6 billion infusion of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as it fights back against Russia’s invasion. About $6.5 billion, roughly half of the aid package, will go to the US...

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Congress just got its secret weapon back

Congress just got its secret weapon back

This post was originally published on this siteBuried within the 2,700-page omnibus spending bill unveiled early Wednesday that would fund the federal government through September is something called “member-directed spending.” It might well be the single most important thing in the bill if you care about Congress actually passing legislation.

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Violence Against Women Act renewed as part of omnibus spending package

Violence Against Women Act renewed as part of omnibus spending package

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic leaders say the newly unveiled bipartisan omnibus spending package includes the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a priority for President Biden, who championed the landmark legislation as a senator decades back….

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Congress cuts deal on $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid in funding bill

Congress cuts deal on $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid in funding bill

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers are including $13.6 billion in Ukraine-related aid in a massive government funding bill that is expected to get a vote in the House on Wednesday.The agreement, details of which were released early Wednesday morning, would provide new…

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House expected to vote on massive spending bill with Ukraine aid

House expected to vote on massive spending bill with Ukraine aid

This post was originally published on this siteThe House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to pass a massive $1.5 trillion government spending bill that will fund a wide range of priorities, including delivering desperately needed aid to Ukraine and additional money to fight Covid-19.

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Lawmakers reach deal on government funding package

Lawmakers reach deal on government funding package

This post was originally published on this siteCongressional negotiators have reached a bipartisan deal on a sprawling omnibus package to fund the government, as pressure mounts on lawmakers to wrap up spending talks under the wire amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.The legislation…

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Democrats ready for possible budget vote Friday

Democrats ready for possible budget vote Friday

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democratic leaders warned their troops Tuesday to prepare for a last-ditch effort later in the week to prevent a government shutdown — if needed.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told the Caucus at a closed-door meeting that the House…

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