Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment Thursday that would apply the Hyde Amendment to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. “Unfortunately, House Democrats did not include Hyde Protections in the $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill,” Republicans Reps. Jackie Walorski, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Virginia Foxx said in a statement. Lawmakers have previously quarreled over COVID funds going to abortion groups. In May, Republicans accused Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of removing protections in her $3 trillion coronavirus bill preventing cash flow to Planned Parenthood. Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment Thursday that would apply the Hyde Amendment to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. The amendment to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 prohibits the gigantic relief bill from using any federal funds for abortions. The bill is more than twice as large as the stimulus plan produced during the Great Recession and almost half the cost of the United … [Read more...] about Democrats Removed Pro-Life Protections From Massive COVID Bill, GOP Lawmakers Say
Small business organizations are speaking out against a potential minimum wage hike, saying the plan will only cause more small businesses to shutter amid a fragile economy. The National Federation of Independent Business said that “Congress should not saddle [small businesses] with a costly new mandate that will further damage the fragile economic recovery,” in a statement . “More than doubling the federal minimum wage while small businesses across America are barely surviving shutdowns due to an unprecedented pandemic is a recipe for more shuttered businesses and millions more job losses,” the American Farm Bureau Federation said in a statement. “On behalf of Main Street employers across America, we strongly oppose the Raise the Wage Act of 2021.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposed the minimum wage hike, noting it does “not reflect a data-driven approach that incorporates wage-rate differences between business sectors and business locations,” in a statement. The … [Read more...] about ‘Recipe For More Shuttered Businesses’: Small Businesses Speak Out Against Minimum Wage Hike
The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer. Golf wasn’t ready Wednesday to contemplate the future of its biggest star after the 10th and most complicated surgery on the 45-year-old Woods. There was more relief that he was alive. “Listen, when Tiger wants to talk about golf, we’ll talk about golf,” Commissioner Jay Monahan said at the World Golf Championship in Florida. “When you’re going to overcome what he needs to overcome, I think the love of all of our players and everybody out here, it’s going to come forward in a big way and across the entire sporting world. “I think he’ll feel that energy and I think that’s what we should all focus on.” Woods made it clear what he faces with an update posted early Wednesday to social media by his team that outlined the “long surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical … [Read more...] about Golf without Tiger Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 12 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, kicks off this year’s Presidents Day weekend. It comes at a time when Lincoln and other American icons are under attack. In parts of our country, statues of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and others have been toppled or defaced. A New York Times columnist has insisted that "even George Washington" statues must be removed since he was a slave owner. Last month, the San Francisco school board voted to strip the names of dozens of historical figures, Lincoln included, from area schools. One board member explained that the action was a "moral message." It makes you wonder: Will Presidents Day be the next to go? GUTFELD ON THE LEFT USING CANCEL CULTURE TO SILENCE OPPOSITION Let’s take a minute this weekend to recall why we need those old heroes. Let’s … [Read more...] about John Cribb: Is Presidents Day next on cancel culture’s hitlist?
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Don’t be surprised if the Rockies and Dodgers play only six innings of baseball on Monday. Such is the new world of spring training baseball in the age of the coronavirus. Ahead of the official start of the spring training schedule on Sunday, Major League Baseball on Friday outlined its on-field protocols and modifications to games. Cactus and Grapefruit League games will feature shortened games and relaxed rules as mutually determined by managers. “I’ll be talking to managers ahead of our games and we’ll sort this out,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. Games through March 13 may be shortened to five innings or seven innings if both managers agree. Games that occur from March 14 until the end of spring training on March 30 may be shortened to seven-inning games. In addition to the modified length of games, pitchers who are removed during a game will be allowed to re-enter at a later point and all spring training contests, regardless of length, can end in … [Read more...] about Rockies’ spring training games have new look, length this year