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Voters often complain that members of Congress cant seem to agree on anything. You know people are on to something when their own representatives in Washington echo the same complaint one of the few bipartisan sounds emanating from the capital, if not in perfect harmony.
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The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act provides Congress with an ideal opportunity to streamline and clarify the relationship between the federal government and accreditation, higher educations primary means of assuring and improving quality.
Whatever the outcome of Tuesdays tight congressional contest in Tampa, Fla., this footnote is assured: The winner will become the 64th person in the current House first sent to the Capitol by a special election. Thats an astonishing 15 percent of the membership.
Those who monitor disease detection policy note that its cheaper and faster to move away from a system that relies heavily on the time-consuming growth in the lab of cultures of disease-causing bugs.
Many public health experts see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the premier disease detection agency not just for the United States but for the entire planet.
In their letter Its Time to Finish Ikes Memorial, retired Gen. P.X. Kelley and Frank Fahrenkopf assert that the Eisenhower Memorial controversy has become a partisan and ideological sideshow. Oddly, they never say which parties and ideologies are involved.
Its rare to find someone who is equally passionate about derivatives and modern art in the public policy world. Erica Elliott, formerly communications director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and most recently policy adviser at Crowell & Morings public policy group, is that rare person.
The House Judiciary Committee has held several hearings critical of President Barack Obama for acting in a manner that some members of Congress regard as a violation of his constitutional duty to see that the laws are faithfully carried out. One legislative remedy is HR 3857 (the Enforce the Take Care Clause Act). It would authorize either chamber of Congress, with a 60 percent majority, to file a lawsuit to compel the president to execute a law. The bill covers the promulgation of an agency regulation, issuance of an executive order and a presidential signing statement.
As the weather turned unseasonably cold for the third day of South By Southwest, discussions about entrepreneurship and immigration heated up.
Russias invasion of Ukraine proved once again that the world is a very dangerous place. While the Obama administration continues to respond to this crisis, America cannot afford for the president to take his eye off the ball on a pressing issue of national security: Irans illicit nuclear program.
If Congress can sometimes be fairly compared to the fabled Faber College of Animal House, then Darrell Issa is the latest character to get marked for double secret probation.
All I could visualize, to be perfectly honest, was being a teacher, a social worker and a secretary, said Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif.
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.
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.
The Affordable Care Act was heralded by many, including my organization, The AIDS Institute, as a major step in improving the U.S. health care system. While we remain firmly committed to it, two aspects of its implementation have fallen short of our high expectations. Recent actions by the Obama administration can potentially erode patients ability to obtain medications and limit access to health care for many of the nations sickest and most in-need, including people with HIV and AIDS.