Here’s what’s in the $13.6 billion Ukraine aid package

This post was originally published on this siteA massive spending bill moving through Congress would provide for a one-time $13.6 billion infusion of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as it fights back against Russia’s invasion. About $6.5 billion, roughly half of the aid package, will go to the US Department of Defense.

Congress just got its secret weapon back

This post was originally published on this siteBuried within the 2,700-page omnibus spending bill unveiled early Wednesday that would fund the federal government through September is something called “member-directed spending.” It might well be the single most important thing in the bill if you care about Congress actually passing legislation.

House panel calls for DOJ probe of Amazon over alleged obstruction of Congress

This post was originally published on this site A U.S. House committee on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon and some of its executives for possible criminal obstruction of Congress, accusing the e-commerce giant of lying under oath and refusing to provide certain information requested by lawmakers during an antitrust probe. That’s […]

Wyoming legislature kills crossover voting ban despite Trump’s support

This post was originally published on this siteWyoming legislators on Tuesday failed to advance a bill barring so-called crossover voting in state primaries, a measure former President Donald Trump backed as he pushes voters to oust one of his most vocal Republican critics, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-…

Amnesty International: Fatal strike in Ukrainian city may be war crime

This post was originally published on this siteAmnesty International is urging authorities to investigate a bombing in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, alleging the airstrike that regional authorities say was carried out by Russian forces could constitute a war crime.Amnesty…

Ukraine says Russian forces disconnected Chernobyl plant from power grid

This post was originally published on this siteThe operator of the Chernobyl nuclear plant announced on Wednesday that Russian forces disconnected the facility’s power grid.Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state-owned grid Chernobyl plant, wrote in a Telegram post that there is “no possibility” of…

The Impact of Sanctions and Soaring Gas Prices

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following bipartisan pressure from Congress President Biden on Tuesday announced a U.S. ban on “all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy.” But with gas prices already averaging more than four dollars a gallon nationwide—an increase of nearly 75 cents in just the past month—the question arises as to who is really paying the […]

Live coverage – New effort to evacuate Ukrainians underway

This post was originally published on this siteEfforts to evacuate Ukrainians from besieged cities were renewed on Wednesday, with a new cease-fire announced.Previous evacuation attempts mostly failed due to Russian attacks as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine approaches its second week.Read The Hill…

Violence Against Women Act renewed as part of omnibus spending package

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic leaders say the newly unveiled bipartisan omnibus spending package includes the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a priority for President Biden, who championed the landmark legislation as a senator decades back….

Congress cuts deal on $13.6 billion for Ukraine aid in funding bill

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers are including $13.6 billion in Ukraine-related aid in a massive government funding bill that is expected to get a vote in the House on Wednesday.The agreement, details of which were released early Wednesday morning, would provide new…