Maloney LGBT non-discrimination amendment passes House with bipartisan support

Maloney LGBT non-discrimination amendment passes House with bipartisan support

Washington – After Republican Leadership rigged a previous vote on a similar bill, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) amendment to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 223-195. The Maloney amendment was introduced tonight to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of […]

House adopts DeSantis amendment prohibiting using taxpayer dollars to purchase heavy water from Iran

House adopts DeSantis amendment prohibiting using taxpayer dollars to purchase heavy water from Iran

Washington, DC – The House tonight adopted a Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) amendment to H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which prohibits funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran. DeSantis issued the following statement: “The Obama Administration has continually offered gratuitous concessions to Iran that go […]

Sanford votes for bill to provide funding

Sanford votes for bill to provide funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford issued the following statement after yesterday’s passage of H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act: “This plan is a good first step to stem the spread of Zika by providing more funding immediately for mosquito control and to research a vaccine. The $622 million appropriated by this bill is […]