Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Boehner Stops Congressional Flights on Military Aircraft

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is suspending all military flights for congressional travel abroad under sequestration, according to a House leadership aide. The move is being made as part of the reductions in spending that congressional offices also have to … Continue reading

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Energy Department Funding Up 43.2% in Last Decade

Funding for the Department of Energy  increased 43.2 percent from 2002 through 2012, according to calculations based on Treasury Department data. In fiscal year 2002 (Oct. 1, 2001 – Sept. 30, 2002), outlays for the Energy Department were $17,772,000,000, according … Continue reading

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Section 5 of Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court Today

Voting Rights Act passed by Congress in 1965 ensured that states could not get around the new law by coming up with more changes to local voting rules. For those areas that had historically discriminated against people, the law required … Continue reading

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