The fund would would direct up to $20.4 billion to expand broadband in unserved rural areas. The proposal would raise the bar for rural broadband deployment by making more areas eligible for support and requiring faster service than last year’s Connect America Fund
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the proposed merger of SunTrust and BB&T banks, questioned witnesses about the impact.
“Enormous sums of money are being spent to lobby the federal judiciary to help influence the outcome of cases with little or no ethics rules governing this type of spending and influence,” said Rep. Johnson. “The American people deserve transparency at all levels of government and the judiciary shouldn’t be under its own set of rules. The lack of oversight makes it ripe for abuse.”
Convictions in cases involving electronic surveillance also fell sharply.
"It's unbelievable that the IRS knows illegal immigrants are using American's Social Security numbers but refuses to do anything about it," said Carter.
Republican U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says MARTA is the recipient of $2.6 million in federal funds for zero-emission battery electric buses.
The Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2019 would create an inter-agency task force to identify barriers in background check completion and recommend best practices to overcoming them.
The rule would close a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Perdue & Isakson are taking action to eliminate a current six-month waiting period before retired military service members may be hired as federal civilian employees.
They want all federal programs publicly available on a central government-wide website in order to identify and eliminate program waste and duplication.