Higher Education Earmarks

Alexis Gravely at Inside Higher Ed: The House Appropriations Committee has approved more than $272 million in funding through earmarks that would go to projects at 228 colleges and universities, according to an analysis conducted by Inside Higher Ed. The earmarks span...

Reforming the Vacancies Act

Cerin Lindgrensavage and Liz Hempowicz at The Hill: This week the House Oversight Committee is scheduled to mark up the Accountability for Acting Officials Act, which would close some of the loopholes and ambiguities in the Vacancies Act and give presidents more...

Proxy Voting in the House

 Nicholas Fandos at The New York Times: When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely, Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it...

Jerry Lewis, RIP

Rep. Ken Calvert: Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Jerry Lewis, who served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and represented the Inland Empire region in the House of...

Data on the Insurrection

From GWU: Today’s Numbers The number of federal cases against individuals involved in the Capitol Hill Siege stands at 537. According to our latest analysis of the cases: The average age of individuals was 39-years-old. Individuals came from 43 states and the...