All posts tagged "Senate"
Senate reveals ‘x-ray’ of towns at 1st Municipal Summit
Finds that available federal funds not obtained due to lack of competitive proposals
- Posted August 29, 2017
Puerto Rico Legislature would delay final approval of FY18 budget
House Treasury Committee chairman says budget bills would be sent to conference committee, where changes required by the fiscal board would be incorporated before final legislative approval
- Posted June 23, 2017
The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters
The protesters are yelling “no cuts to Medicaid” as they are being led away.
- Posted June 22, 2017
Puerto Rico Senate to investigate ‘drive-by lawsuits’
Americans with Disabilities Act used to solicit money from businesses
- Posted May 30, 2017
Partisan discord tainting probes of Russia, Trump, election
WASHINGTON — Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia. Both Republicans and Democrats say they...
- Posted February 28, 2017
Brazil’s Senate confirms Temer ally as new top court judge
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Senate has confirmed embattled President Michel Temer’s justice minister as a new supreme court justice. Wednesday’s 55-13 vote comes after lawmakers questioned Alexandre de Moraes about allegations he plagiarized parts of textbooks...
- Posted February 22, 2017
Pruitt OK’d as EPA chief over environmentalists’ objections
WASHINGTON — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the...
- Posted February 17, 2017
Problem nominations hard to avoid, history shows
Past presidents can attest to the pitfalls of failing to check out nominees thoroughly and of letting a problem appointment fester
- Posted February 16, 2017
Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sessions should...
- Posted February 15, 2017
Senate confirms former banker Mnuchin as Treasury secretary
Rosselló congratulates secretary, who he says affirmed his willingness to address Puerto Rico’s economic situation
- Posted February 14, 2017