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Congress funds government but not border wall

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/27/18, 10:50 am

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill Wednesday that would avert a government shutdown, at least until after November’s midterm elections. The appropriations bill, passed by a vote of 361-61, keeps the government operating through Dec. 7. The Senate previously passed the bill, which provides funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Defense. It includes a nearly $3 billion increase in funds to fight the opioid epidemic and a $20 billion boost for the Pentagon.

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Senate advances spending bill

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/19/18, 10:37 am

The U.S. Senate took another step Tuesday to avoid a government shutdown ahead of November’s midterm elections. Lawmakers passed a wide-ranging spending bill that would fund the government through Dec. 7. The bill would raise spending in some areas, and it boosts the defense budget by $20 billion and provides nearly $3 billion more to fight the nation’s opioid crisis. But notably the bill puts off a battle over a border wall until after Election Day.

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A seat at the circus

Politics | Senators, paid protesters play clowns at Kavanaugh hearing
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/13/18, 01:01 pm

Good news: The overall winner of WORLD’s 2018 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion is the Aquila Rehab Center in Hanoi, Vietnam! Aquila received 35 percent of the votes and will gain $10,000, which will go a long way in Vietnam.

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