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Stories by Tamar Hallerman:

Labor-HHS Bill Managed From the Exit Ramp

March 7, 2014

The prospects for a Labor-HHS-Education spending bill will depend a great deal on the determination and involvement of two subcommittee chairmen, Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Jack Kingston, who both are heading for the exit door at the end of the year.

Cooperation a Distant Goal for One Spending Bill

March 7, 2014

As appropriators try to build on the accord they reached in the $1.1 trillion omnibus while working on fiscal 2015 spending plans, some observers already are questioning whether the largest nondefense spending bill, Labor-HHS-Education, can be completed as a stand-alone measure in a steeply divided Congress.

Conservatives' Goal Is a 'Disappropriations' Panel

Jan. 31, 2014

A Capitol Hill adage states that there are three political parties in Congress: Democrats, Republicans and appropriators. Members of the Appropriations committees have been the ultimate deal-makers, traders working with the flow of federal funds and the last word for agencies and lawmakers looking to advance programs ó and spending ó across the country.

Former Appropriator Decries 'Arrogant,' 'Offensive' Treatment

Jan. 31, 2014

Although some young appropriators say they are seeing their conservative views respected on the House spending panel, one former member said that was not her experience on the committee.

Nita Lowey, Carrying the Banner for Appropriations

Dec. 6, 2013

Since being named to the bicameral budget conference committee this fall, New York Democrat Nita M. Lowey has used her position on the 29-member panel to push the concerns of not only Democrats but appropriators from both sides of the aisle.




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