Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing special report by the Columbia Missourian following a piece of legislation through the state house. Stories are aggregated here.JEFFERSON CITY — At the end of the session, representatives on the floor of the House will toss their papers in the air in celebration.On the other side of the building in the Senate, the gavel will bang and the senators will quietly walk out.This difference is one of many between the House and Senate. Bills may move through the chambers in almost exactly the same way, but subtle differences set the two apart.“We have school groups come through (the Capitol), and one of their questions always is...’What’s the difference between the two houses?’ My answer always is ‘Think of the House as your school cafeteria and think of the Senate as your school library,’” said Sen. Wayne Wallingford. He was elected to the House in 2010 before becoming a senator in 2012. The … [Read more...] about Differences between the House and Senate go beyond the surface
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Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 36°F Anchorage: 36°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Alaska Legislature Author: Nathaniel Herz About 200 people gathered at the Legislative Information Office to advocate for increased funding for schools in Anchorage on Friday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN) Buy This Photo About 200 people gathered at the Legislative Information Office to advocate for increased funding for schools in Anchorage on Friday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature's end-of session talks have veered toward the state's public … [Read more...] about Alaska House and Senate propose competing boosts to schools funding. Can they agree?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest $1.3B or $2B? House and Senate Republicans offer dueling tax cuts Senate Republicans offered a counter-proposal that would cut individual and corporate taxes by $2 billion over five years. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Brianne Pfannenstiel and William Petroski, The Des Moines Register Published 5:52 p.m. CT April 12, 2018 | Updated 6:14 p.m. CT April 12, 2018 CLOSE Representative Guy Vander Linden, R-Oskaloosa, discusses proposed tax legislation that would cut income taxes by about $1.7 billion over six years. … [Read more...] about $1.3B or $2B? House and Senate Republicans offer dueling tax cuts
April 11, 2018 By O. Kay Henderson After weeks of private negotiations, Republican legislators are still wrangling over the size and scope of a tax cut package. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer yesterday said discussions have been “productive,” but there’s no consensus among Republicans in the House and Senate over how large the tax cut should be. Upmeyer told reporters it takes time to evaluate how different options impact the bottom line. “Part of it is we do want to be technically correct, so that we’re doing what we think we’re doing because, as I’ve learned more this year than I’ve ever appreciated in the past, how complicated tax bills can become,” she said. Representative Guy Vander Linden, a Republican from Oskaloosa, is chairman of the House Ways and Means “tax writing” Committee. He said House Republicans are more concerned about what the state can afford, while Senate Republicans are … [Read more...] about House and Senate Republicans ‘much closer’ but not yet in agreement on tax cuts
David Shribman Published 12:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 Woodrow Wilson lost 60, Warren Harding 77. Harry Truman lost 54, Lyndon Johnson 47. Ronald Reagan lost 26, Bill Clinton 54. And Barack Obama? He lost 63. Incumbent presidents almost always watch their party lose substantial numbers of House seats in their first midterm congressional elections. The exceptions are rare — about as rare as FDR (gained nine in 1934) and George W. Bush (gained eight in 2002) being in the same sentence. So the question that lingers in every political discussion this year is a perplexing one: Will a president whose campaign broke every rule, and whose presidency breaks every rule, be able to break with tradition and hold the House and Senate, legislative chambers where he does not even command the full confidence and support of his own majority party? On the answer to that question rest the destiny of the president’s wall along the Mexican border, the Trump infrastructure initiative, the … [Read more...] about Column: Can Trump hold the House and Senate?
LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL MALL at 8 a.m. on MSNBC – The “‘Morning Joe’ Bipartisan Health Challenge, a 3K challenge to promote healthy living,” hosted live on air by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, with the Capitol dome behind them. Participants include friends of the show Valerie Jarrett; Sens. Gillibrand, Collins and Thune; Reps. Shadegg, Ryan, Cantor and McCarthy (“all the ‘Young Guns,’ Joe pointed out); plus many more. Mika says Joe has to walk, not use Louis Burgdorf’s Segway AMAZING MAP: Higher income, more urban Delaware Republicans went for Mike Castle (46.9%). Everyone else went for Christine O’Donnell (53.1%). http://bit.ly/bnINg4 Story Continued Below TBD.com: Time-lapse photos of Redskins’ 13-7 win over Dallas http://tbd.ly/cHGZN9 MESSAGE TO THE LEFT -- Biden to Rachel Maddow: “One of the reasons I wanted to be on your show is to tell the progressives out there, 'Get in … [Read more...] about Battleground Poll: Voters, by 9 points, think GOP will take House and Senate – TIME cover shows an elephant peeking out of a tea cup — Fox’s Brian Wilson starting production company
Last Updated Feb 26, 2015 3:43 PM EST The House and Senate remained deadlocked on how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Thursday with less than 48 hours before the agency will go without funding.On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, reached an agreement with Senate Democrats to pass a standalone bill to fund DHS while taking up Republican concerns about President Obama's immigration policies separately. House Republicans added riders to their version of the $40 billion DHS bill that would block Mr. Obama from removing the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Senate Democrats have insisted that should not be part of any funding measure.A vote on the Senate funding bill could happen as early as Thursday afternoon.But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, seemingly aware that many members in his conference would not vote for a clean funding bill, said once again that the House has already voted to fund the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo With deadline looming, House and Senate deadlocked on DHS funding
Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 5:49 AM EST WASHINGTON -- House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to President Trump, CBS News has confirmed. Top GOP aides said lawmakers had reached an agreement in principle on the final package. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about private negotiations. The broad parameters of the deal call for cutting the top tax rate for the wealthy from 39.6 percent to 37 percent, slashing the corporate rate from the current rate of 35 percent to 21 percent and allowing homeowners to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage. The bill, according to senior congressional aides, also allows taxpayers to deduct up to $10,000 in state and local taxes — either in … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo House and Senate GOP leaders reach a tax package deal
RICHMONDThere are little idiosyncrasies on the floor of the legislature that will catch a visitor’s eyes and ears. Then there are some less obvious ones that you really have to be an insider to catch on to.Over the past two years, I’ve noticed some and learned about others. One thing’s for sure: There are plenty of random traditions on the floor of the House and Senate. But it’s hard to know the origins of most – I tried to ask lawmakers for an oral history of the best ones, but some are so old, few knew the origin. Here are a few I’ve ferreted out.Play ball: The House says the Pledge of Allegiance before every session and a few lawmakers, like Del. Barry Knight, R-Virginia Beach, and Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, will often let out a hearty “Play ball!” as if they were at a baseball game.Ruuurrrallll: Any time the word “rural” is said on the House floor, members respond with a long, slow drawl version that sounds like … [Read more...] about House and Senate floor traditions are a little bizarre if you don’t know what they mean
Updated 9:52 am, Thursday, March 1, 2018 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House and Senate have approved separate so-called "stand your ground" proposals. Each chamber will now consider the other's version of the measure. The proposals seek to expand the state's "castle doctrine" law under which those who use deadly force in the home do not have to consider if it's reasonable to retreat. Under current state law, that doctrine doesn't apply outside the home. They also seek to provide the shooter protections from criminal and civil prosecution. The immunity provisions were the subject of much debate and some changes in the Senate. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing FBI joins search for missing S.A. girl San Antonio Express-News Good Samaritan stops erratic driver in S.A. Deandre Lewis/@bannas24 Sheriff: Wife, kids rushed out of S.A.-area home before gunfire San Antonio Express-News Police: 2 arrested after teen shot in S.A. neighborhood San … [Read more...] about Separate stand your ground bills pass House and Senate