Pamela Barnett

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INS may charge fees to cruise ships

May 16, 2001 The cruise line industry may no longer get a free ride from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which announced last week that it wants to begin charging international passenger inspection fees at U.S. ports of entry. INS inspections are a security measure designed to prevent illegal entry into the United...

FAA gets kudos, boos at Senate hearing

May 11, 2001 Senate Commerce Aviation Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said Thursday she was "pleased" with the progress that the Federal Aviation Administration and airline industry officials are taking to address flight delays and congestion. "It's bad out there; passengers are fed up," Hutchison said at a hearing. On May 24,...

INS seeks to hire more border control agents

May 10, 2001 Acting Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Kevin Rooney on Wednesday emphasized the agency's commitment to border control in the coming fiscal year. At a hearing before the House Commerce-Justice-State Appropriations Subcommittee, Rooney said President Bush's $5.5 billion request for the INS "builds on" agency accomplishments. That figure represents a 10...

SEC pay raise deal collapses

May 4, 2001 House Financial Services Committee Chairman Michael Oxley, R-Ohio, announced late Wednesday he would not seek floor time to consider legislation designed to boost salaries paid to Securities and Exchange Commission employees. As a result, plans by the House Rules Committee to issue a floor rule for the measure--which was slated...

SEC pay raise proposal limited to certain employees

May 3, 2001 The Securities and Exchange Commission signaled Wednesday it views as unsatisfactory an agreement reached late Tuesday that would limit special pay increases to certain groups of employees. "We will continue our effort to work toward the goal of pay parity," an SEC spokesman told CongressDaily. The agreement between House Financial...

Transportation officials pledge to deal with air traffic delays

March 16, 2001 House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., Thursday tore into a panel of federal regulators, demanding explanations for what he characterized as "the horrible and worsening problem of airline delays." Directing witnesses to dispense with delivering their written remarks, Rogers immediately launched into questioning, demanding to know who was...

Budget work continues; final vote appears likely Friday

December 14, 2000 Congressional Appropriations staffers are furiously writing the final fiscal 2001 spending bill with an eye to filing the $108.9 billion Labor-HHS appropriations measure in time for a House vote as early as Thursday. But with several small items still open and the final package of spending cuts to reduce the...

House approves $13 billion emergency spending bill

March 31, 2000 The House Thursday passed, on a 263-146 vote, the $13 billion fiscal 2000 emergency supplemental spending package to appropriate funds for drug interdiction in Colombia, peacekeeping in Kosovo, and relief to farmers and other victims of Hurricane Floyd, among other items. Despite continued resistance to bringing up a stand-alone supplemental...

Dems' budget plan would boost non-defense spending

March 23, 2000 House Budget Committee ranking member John Spratt, D-S.C., Wednesday outlined the alternative budget he will offer during Thursday's floor debate that would provide more generous funding for non-defense discretionary spending in fiscal 2001 than the plan of Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio. Spratt's plan would provide much less money...

Senator suggests feds help states with Y2K problems

January 15, 1999 Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, today reiterated his view that the year 2000 computer problem remains a "top priority" for Congress, while saying states and localities may be entitled to share in federal emergency funding to help them deal with the problem. But John Koskinen, chairman of the...

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