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...

Civility and Agriculture

Paul Schickler at the Des Moines Register: It is my experience that finding common ground — and doing so with civility — creates unity. Long before I transitioned from leading one of the world’s largest plant genetics companies to mentoring start-ups, it was clear...

The Capital Gazette Shooting Trial: Outcome

CNN: A jury in Maryland on Thursday found that the man who killed five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper is criminally responsible for the attack, rejecting his plea of insanity. Jarrod Ramos walked into the Capital Gazette offices in June 2018 and opened...

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...

Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Waste

Dan Lips at National Review: [There is] new hope that Congress will soon eliminate significant waste from the federal budget, thanks to a bipartisan effort by the House Appropriations Committee. Representatives Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R.,...

How a Grownup Deals with Error

Spencer Cox is the governor of Utah. Welp. We screwed up. Because of a reporting error we have not yet hit 70% on our adult vaccinations. I promised to admit our mistakes and hold us accountable. I hope you will forgive us—and know we have made changes to ensure it...