United States federal law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36393/all en U.S. House Republicans seek to avoid potential government shutdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-house-republicans-seek-avoid-potential-government-shutdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Stop-gap spending bill would carry government through Sept. 30</p> <p>* Makes no attempt to halt automatic spending cuts on March 1</p> <p>* Pentagon would gain some spending flexibility under House plan</p> <p>By David Lawder</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-house-republicans-seek-avoid-potential-government-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution Republican Party United States federal law Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769148 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate approves stop-gap funding bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/us-senate-approves-stop-gap-funding-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A divided US Senate came together Wednesday to approve legislation that avoids a government shutdown, with a compromise stop-gap measure likely headed to the president's desk this week.</p> <p>The sweeping spending bill that funds day-to-day government operations through the end of September easily passed 73-26, after Senate leaders cut a deal on amendments to the legislation and the chamber overcame a procedural blocking tactic that had been thrown up by Republicans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/us-senate-approves-stop-gap-funding-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States federal law AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789269 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate moves forward with $108B measure funding transportation, housing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/senate-moves-forward-108b-measure-funding-transportation-hou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A $108 billion measure that would boost funding for infrastructure projects and housing subsidies for the poor is moving ahead in the Senate.</p> <p>The measure cleared a procedural hurdle by a bipartisan 73-26 vote Tuesday, and that sets up days of debate with the goal of passing the measure next week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/senate-moves-forward-108b-measure-funding-transportation-hou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution Government United States federal law War The Canadian Press Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:08:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5891573 at http://www.globalpost.com US House to introduce stop-gap budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130910/us-house-introduce-stop-gap-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A key US lawmaker introduced a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday to prevent an October 1 government shut-down, acknowledging there is not enough time to pass a yearly US budget.</p> <p>House Appropriations Committee chairman, Republican Hal Rogers, unveiled a temporary measure that would continue funding for all federal agencies, programs and services after the current fiscal year ends September 30 -- but only until December 15.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130910/us-house-introduce-stop-gap-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution United States federal budget United States federal law AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5930426 at http://www.globalpost.com White House budget office urges agencies to prepare for possible shutdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/white-house-budget-office-urges-agencies-prepare-possible-shutd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office directed federal agencies on Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of a federal government shutdown should Democrats and Republicans fail to find a budget compromise by the end of September.</p> <p>With conservative Republicans pushing for spending cuts and attempting to cut off funding for President Barack Obama's 2011 healthcare law, the two sides are having trouble reaching a budget agreement ahead of the September 30 end of the 2013 fiscal year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/white-house-budget-office-urges-agencies-prepare-possible-shutd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution Environment Government Health Labor Politics Social Issues United States federal law Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:19:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5937038 at http://www.globalpost.com Snow delays sentencing for Tennessee nuclear facility break-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/snow-delays-sentencing-tennessee-nuclear-facility-break <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Melodi Erdogan</p> <p>KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - An elderly nun and two other activists were ordered to pay about $53,000 restitution for breaking into a Tennessee defense facility, but must wait to hear how much prison time they could face after a judge suspended sentencing due to bad weather.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/snow-delays-sentencing-tennessee-nuclear-facility-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oak Ridge, Tennessee United States federal law United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines War Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:47:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6055565 at http://www.globalpost.com Elderly nun sentenced to nearly three years for Tennessee nuclear break-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/elderly-nun-sentenced-35-months-tennessee-nuclear-break <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Melodi Erdogan and Jennifer Brake</p> <p>KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced an 84-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, on Tuesday to 35 months in prison for breaking into a Tennessee military facility used to store enriched uranium for nuclear bombs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/elderly-nun-sentenced-35-months-tennessee-nuclear-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States federal law United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines War Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:21:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6074374 at http://www.globalpost.com Reduced time for US federal drug offenders already behind bars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/reduced-time-us-federal-drug-offenders-already-behind-bars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tens of thousands of US federal prisoners convicted of small-time drug offenses will be able to seek sentence reductions under a new reform adopted Friday.</p> <p>"This is a milestone in the effort to make more efficient use of our law enforcement resources and to ease the burden on our overcrowded prison system," said US Attorney General Eric Holder, who has long encouraged the reduction of sentences for minor drug offenses.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140718/reduced-time-us-federal-drug-offenders-already-behind-bars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law United States federal law United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines AFP Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:04:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6209159 at http://www.globalpost.com US House approves bill averting government shutdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140917/us-house-approves-bill-averting-government-shutdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October's disastrous government shutdown.</p> <p>Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at current levels until December 11.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140917/us-house-approves-bill-averting-government-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Continuing resolution Environment Government Health Politics Social Issues United States federal law AFP Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6260907 at http://www.globalpost.com