Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Senate to Vote on Health-Law Repeal
Senate Republicans, seizing on a court ruling that the health-care overhaul passed last year is unconstitutional, will push ahead with a vote to repeal the legislation. The Senate effort, expected Wednesday, is almost certain to fail, likely ensuring that the push by Congress to undo the health measure goes no further, at least until the next election. Read More
Senate Suspends Earmark Spending for Two Years
The man in charge of doling out federal dollars in the Senate, Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, announced Tuesday that his committee will implement a moratorium on earmarks for the next two fiscal years. House Republicans swore off earmarks as part of their rules package after taking back the majority. Read More
New Mexico No Longer A Sanctuary For Illegals
Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday that New Mexico is no longer a sanctuary state: Martinez ordered the reversal of the state's "sanctuary status," which prohibited law enforcement from asking criminal suspects about their citizenship. Now, officers will be able to ask anyone they suspect of a crime about their immigration status.

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