By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 16, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday to place limits on the rights of terrorism suspects held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to appeal their detentions. By doing so, it backed away from a more restrictive proposal passed last week that would have effectively overturned a 2004 Supreme Court decision giving prisoners the right to appeal to any federal court. Yesterday's 84-14 vote was the first time that Congress has acknowledged the right of detainees at the island prison to challenge the rulings of military tribunals, established after the Sept.
July 31, 2014
It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the health care law that those same lawmakers have voted to repeal scores of times. Dislike of Mr. Obama runs so deep in the House Republican caucus that members are even willing to vote against their own interests if they think it will hurt the president.
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 24, 1996
WASHINGTON -- In a move that will help the election campaigns of many House Republicans, but was opposed by Bob Dole, the party's congressional leaders have agreed to drop from a stalled immigration bill a divisive provision that would allow states to bar illegal-immigrant children from school.Under the new plan, expected to be announced today, House and Senate Republicans will strip that provision from the broader bill and schedule it for a vote as a separate measure. And in a compromise on that provision, any illegal-immigrant children enrolled in any grade as of Jan. 1, 1997, would be permitted to stay through high school.
By Michael Dresser | November 22, 2013
(NOTICE: This article replaces an earlier version that incorrectly characterized Del. Ron George's criticism of Del. Heather Mizeur's plan based on the reporter's misunderstanding of the proposal.) Republican Ron George has became the first gubernatorial candidate to target fellow hopeful Heather R. Mizeur's proposal to legalize and regulate marijuana -- focusing on a provision of Mizeur's proposal to let adults legally grow their own. George, a  state delegate from Anne Arundel County, released a statement Thursday in which he denounced Mizeur's plan to tax legal marijuana sales and use the proceeds for early childhood education was first reported in The Baltimore Sun Tuesday.
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
The Maryland Senate approved a bill yesterday to increase mutual fund directors' protections against lawsuits, rejecting opponents' arguments that its retroactive provisions unfairly seek to influence a pending lawsuit. The Senate voted to pass the measure, which the Maryland State Bar Association had criticized as a "snake," by a 36-12 margin. Last week, senators rejected by a 24-22 vote an amendment stripping the retroactive provision. A "snake" is generally defined as an obscure piece of legislation, usually little understood by members and crafted to benefit a particular special interest.
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 6, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Critics of the tax-cut bill took mostly broad swipes at the measure yesterday, but one particular provision really ruffled their feathers: a tax credit for chicken manure."
By Richard Simon and Richard Simon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 3, 2004
WASHINGTON - State officials from California to Rhode Island are fuming over a provision, slipped into the year-end spending bill expected to clear Congress next week, that says federal regulators should decide where liquefied natural gas terminals are built. Many lawmakers say they didn't know about the provision when they voted for the voluminous bill last month. State regulators say it would make it harder for them to block facilities that could harm the environment or pose safety and security risks.
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 11, 1997
WASHINGTON -- A chastened Senate voted emphatically yesterday to undo a $50 billion tobacco-industry break that had been slipped into the tax-cut bill signed into law last month.Voting 95-3 to repeal the provision, senators rather contritely agreed to an amendment that unraveled what sponsor Sen. Richard J. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, called "a sweetheart deal" for the industry.But the repealer was nearly derailed by an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, who tried to limit the fees that can be collected by attorneys hired by the states to press damage claims against the tobacco industry.
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 12, 2003
WASHINGTON - A close ally of President Bush in the House Republican leadership, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, has come under fire for doing legislative favors for a big donor with whom he has close personal ties. Yesterday, Blunt defended his efforts last fall to quietly pass a provision that would have benefited the tobacco giant Philip Morris USA. The provision, which Blunt slipped into the bill that created the Homeland Security Department, would have cracked down on the trafficking of contraband cigarettes.
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have tucked a potentially far-reaching anti-abortion provision into a $388 billion must-pass spending bill, complicating plans for Congress to end its business and adjourn for the year. The provision may be an early indication of the growing political muscle of social conservatives who provided crucial support for Republican candidates, including President Bush, in the election. It expands to all hospitals, clinics and doctors a provision that currently applies to Catholic hospitals, which do not have to comply with a federal law that requires health care providers who receive taxpayer dollars to discuss the option of abortion with women if they inquire about it. The language also allows hospitals and health care providers to opt out of state and local laws that require them to provide abortions, abortion counseling or referrals.
Thomas F. Schaller | October 15, 2013
House Republicans shut down the government to prevent the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The GOP controls neither the White House nor Senate, and Republicans enjoy their House majority despite collectively receiving more than 1 million fewer votes nationwide in 2012 than Democratic House candidates did. The House GOP is a minority masked as a majority, one that has used its control of one branch to hold the rest of the government hostage...
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
The University of Maryland Medical System has entered into a management agreement with the 37-bed Fort Washington Medical Center with provisions that would allow it to eventually take ownership of the facility in southern Prince George's County. Under the agreement, the current CEO and chief financial officer of Fort Washington Medical Center, which is owned by Nexus Health, would retain their positions but become employees of UMMS. The boards of both health systems would have to approve any merger or acquisitions.
Staff Reports | August 1, 2013
Two Anne Arundel County legislators say they've drafted legislation aimed at reversing the county's recent adoption of a new stormwater management fee and exempting the county from the requirement that brought it about. On Thursday, State Senator Bryan Simonaire and Delegate Steve Schuh, both Republicans representing Dist. 31, said their bill would remove Anne Arundel County from the list of jurisdictions that are under the mandate, which calls for a funding mechanism for projects related to stormwater management.