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Legislation Named For Late Senator From Maryland
Putnam County was awarded nearly $1.5 million Tuesday from the federal government to fund the design of improved drainage systems in Palatka to prevent flooding during heavy rains.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the grant to have the new and improved drainage systems constructed near St. Johns Avenue.
Florida representative talks about working across the aisle and working his way through veterinary school
Interview by Kaitlyn Mattson
Posted July 24, 2019
Bipartisan legislation that promises to end the inhumane practice of horse soring — which became illegal in 1970 but persists due to loopholes in the current law — has garnered enough support to receive a vote in the U.S. House on Wednesday.
Bill supporters, however, fear continued opposition from Tennessee congressional leaders.
Venezuela is experiencing a manmade political, economic and humanitarian crisis that is threatening the stability and security of the Western Hemisphere.
The US House of Representatives on Monday passed the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. The bi-partisan legislation will apply visa and asset blocking sanctions on Cambodian government, military or security officials who have undermined democracy in Cambodia or committed related human rights issues. VOA Khmer’s reporter Men Kimseng interviewed Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl) after the passage.
Mass civilian protests in Hong Kong are beginning to shed light on the deterioration of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence outside of mainland China.
The bill was introduced in January by a Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) following Cambodian government crackdowns on civil society groups, independent media, and opposition politicians.
PHNOM PENH —
Cambodian officials on Tuesday criticized the U.S. House of Representatives for passing bi-partisan legislation that could impose sanctions on Cambodia, calling it “an act against peace."
Recently, there have been a variety of stories in the news reflecting extensive fraud and abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In New Jersey alone, a grocery store employee admitted he took part in a $1.9 million SNAP fraud scheme, and separately, a couple admitted to exchanging over $4.5 million in SNAP benefits
Storms and record flooding continue to bedevil much of the farm belt with places like Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas with many farmers fighting for survival and trying desperately to catch up on planting cycles in areas where the water has receded.