Latest Appropriations News

Noem: South Dakota needs to brace for slow economic growth

Dec. 3, 2019 5:55 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday offered her budget proposals for the next year while acknowledging that money is tight and instructing state agencies to reduce spending. While delivering her budget address in Pierre, the Republican governor told legislators to brace for slower economic...

Report: Medical costs are rising in Virginia’s prisons

Dec. 2, 2019 9:37 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state report says medical care in Virginia’s prisons accounts for a fifth of operating expenses. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week that the information on prison medical costs comes from the Virginia House Appropriations Committee. The report said the cost of...

Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

Nov. 29, 2019 10:09 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing ingredients to become law — money and muscle. The money comes from an appropriations subcommittee...

West Virginia airports to receive $4.6M in funding

Nov. 27, 2019 3:51 PM EST

CHARLETON, W.Va. (AP) — Funding totaling $4.6 million has been announced for two West Virginia airports for airport runway construction and rehabilitation. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, who are both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday announced the funding from the...

Lawmakers asked to boost spending on New Mexico court system

Nov. 24, 2019 11:34 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil is asking legislators to boost spending on the state court system. The Albuquerque Journal reports Vigil joined other court officials Friday in Santa Fe to request an 8.9% increase in appropriations from the state’s general...

Top lawmakers reach agreement on spending as deadline nears

Nov. 24, 2019 6:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a package of spending bills to fund the federal government have produced a key breakthrough, though considerably more work is needed to wrap up the long-delayed measures. Top lawmakers of the House and Senate Appropriations committees on Saturday confirmed agreement on...

Trumps signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

Nov. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump on Thursday signed a short-term funding bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown until next month. Trump signed the bill, which will extend funding through December 20, hours before government funding was set to expire. The Senate, by a 74-20 vote, passed the...

House passes short-term spending measure as talks falter

Nov. 19, 2019 3:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep federal agencies running for another month in hopes the additional time will help negotiators wrap up more than $1.4 trillion in unfinished appropriations bills. The bill would avert a Thanksgiving government shutdown but...

House Democrats propose stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats released a temporary government-wide funding bill Monday to forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation. The legislation faces a House vote Tuesday as Congress...

Navy to name ship after the late Sen. Cochran of Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Navy will name a ship after the late Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who was a Navy veteran. Cochran’s successor, Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, said Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has decided that a future Arleigh Burke-class...