The United States spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement in fiscal 2012, about 24 percent more than it spent collectively on the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Secret Service and all other criminal law enforcement agencies, according to a report.
The rules, drafted with an eye toward strict standards in some states, enable the implementation of a bill President Barack Obama signed two years ago in response to deadly food-borne illness outbreaks.
The $9.7 billion bill will provide a short-term increase in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s borrowing authority for the flood insurance program. The NFIP was expected to run out of money by Monday without the authorization, FEMA warned.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
January 7, 2013
The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.
Outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, a former Governing Public of the Year, will be named administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) soon, according to a report by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Source: AP/Denver Post | Colorado |
January 4, 2013
Some 160,000 adults with low incomes could become eligible for public health care assistance under a plan announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper. to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law.
Source: Albany Times-Union | Nation |
January 3, 2013
The outcry over the cancellation of a vote on a $60.4 billion federal aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders forced House Majority Leader John Boehner to offer quick action for Friday on a portion of the badly needed funding.
Source: Houston Chronicle | Nation |
January 3, 2013
Immigrants who are unlawfully in the United States and are closely related to U.S. citizens will soon be able to apply for permanent residency from inside the country, the Department of Homeland Security announced.
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