WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday approved an expansion of federal "hate crime" laws -- an effort that former Republican President George W. Bush had opposed.
On a vote of 249-175, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill backed by the new Democratic White House to broaden such laws by classifying as "hate crimes" those attacks based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability.
Gov. Perry Bolsters Precautionary Measures to Address Swine Flu in Texas
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today bolstered the state’s precautionary measures to address the swine flu threat as a result of confirmed cases in certain parts of the state by issuing a disaster declaration for the entire state of Texas. The disaster declaration allows the state to implement emergency protective measures and seek reimbursement under the federal Stafford Act for… Continue
Added by truth on April 29, 2009 at 1:26pm —
Title: To amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced 2/26/2009) Cosponsors (84)
Related Bills: S.604
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2009 Referred to House committee.… Continue
Judge can ask what the debtor spends money on — such as cable TV or cigarettes — and require him (or her) to end frivolous spending until the court fees and fines are paid, 12th Circuit Chief Judge Lee Haworth told HeraldTribune.
Canadians who have recently returned from Mexico should be on alert for flu-like symptoms that could be connected to a severe respiratory illness, according to an advisory sent to health services across Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada contacted health and quarantine services on April 17 to inform them that Mexican health authorities had advised Canada to be on alert for… Continue