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Like plaids with stripes, federal employees wrapped in the Fifth Amendment don't look good.
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Treasury Secretary: - We areoverachieving on deficit reduction'
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress that President Obama's administration is "overachieving on deficit reduction," as he defended the president for submitting a budget that never balances.
Wed May 22, 2013
Conflict Minerals Law Is Heavy Burden On Business, House Republicans Argue
Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing this week objected to a 2010 law that targets conflict minerals from Central Africa, saying it places too many regulations on U.S. businesses and hasn't accomplished enough since it went into effect.
Donnelly wants farm bill, food stamps kept together
The Senate this week rejected farm-bill amendments to cancel food-stamp spending reductions, make greater spending cuts and turn the program into grants for states to administer.
The Daily Caller
Another lawmaker says Oklahoma disaster relief must be offset with spending cuts
As Oklahoma continues to recover from this week's catastrophic tornado, more Republicans on Capitol Hill are arguing that any additional federal aid sent for recovery efforts in the state should be offset with spending cuts elsewhere across the federal government.
Sun May 19, 2013
National Review Online
Lopez: Life Depends on the Choice
After he heard about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, he did what congressmen do: He went to the House floor, where he pleaded with the media to cover the case of the since-convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor, whose filthy clinic has exposed the right to abortion as the right to a dead baby, a right that emanates from the penumbras of Roe v. Wade .
12% of bills reach Pence
Now that the 2013 legislative session has wrapped - including gubernatorial action on all the bills - it's time to review the term by the numbers.
Sat May 18, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens as President Obama discusses sexual assault in the military in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Thursday.
Fri May 17, 2013
Independent Women's Forum
Sarah Hall Ingram is the IRS executive who has been promoted to the position of director of the agency's ObamaCare program.
In El Dorado County
IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012.
Thu May 16, 2013
Stutzman revives push to bring gun producer to Indiana
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, announced Thursday he has renewed his invitation for gun manufacturer Beretta USA to move from Maryland to Indiana.
Mon May 13, 2013
U.S. House Republicans' push for the Working Families Flexibility Act looks like an effort to win over the working mom's vote, but critics are warning it's not what it appears.
Sat May 11, 2013
Evansville Courier & Press
Legislative Roll Call | Public Records | May 6 - May 10
U.S. DEBT PRIORITIES: Voting 221 for and 207 against, the House on May 9 sent the Senate a Republican bill giving payment priority to bondholders, such as domestic pension funds and foreign governments, if the Treasury were unable to meet all of its debt obligations.
Fri May 10, 2013
Abortion Strategy Sought by House GOP
House Republicans are beginning to speak out about the high-profile case against a Philadelphia abortion doctor, but leaders, committee chairmen and rank-and-file members have yet to coalesce around a single strategy to address the hot-button issue.
Thu May 09, 2013
Food stamps, not crop subsidies, highest hurdle for US farm bill
Lawmakers are preparing for a second run at writing the new U.S. farm law that ended in a stalemate in 2012, and the biggest obstacle is not likely to be soil conservation or crop subsidies, but the billions spent mostly in cities and towns.
House pols pen Gosnell resolution
Three House members introduced a resolution Wednesday night calling on lawmakers to review abortion policies in wake of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion provider charged with first-degree murder for killing four babies and third-degree murder for killing one woman, in addition to other charges.
Stutzman reveals mom considered aborting him
Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, said in a commentary published Wednesday by the Washington Times that his teenage mother had considered terminating her pregnancy with him.
Wed May 08, 2013
National Review Online
The Congressman Who Almost Wasn't
On a cold December night in 1975, a 17-year-old girl sobbed on the bedroom floor of a neighbor's house.
Stutzman Backs Bill To Provide Families With Choice Between Cash Wages & Comp Time
Stutzman is co-sponsoring the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. Provision of the bill would allow employers in the private sector to offer workers the choice of paid-time-off in lieu of overtime.
GOP lawmaker: I was almost aborted
A House GOP lawmaker called for an "honest" national conversation about abortion Wednesday in an op-ed piece that revealed his mother almost terminated her pregnancy.