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About the Committee | Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives On March 2, 1865, the House of Representatives separated the appropriating and banking and currency duties from the Committee on Ways and Means, which was first established in 1789, and assigned them to two new committees - the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Banking and Currency. Until 1865, all "general" appropriations bills had been controlled in the House by the Committee on Ways and Means - also in charge of revenue measures and some other classes of substantive legislation. Membership of the Committee The new Committee on Appropriations - six Republicans and three Democrats - was appointed on December 11, 1865, in the 1st session of the 39th Congress, and first reported the general appropriations bills for the fiscal year 1867. By 1920, the number of members had grown to 21.
Legislation | Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives For more information on the status of Appropriations legislation, please click here. FY 2014 Bills Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related AgenciesSubcommittee DraftFull Committee DraftH.R. 2410House Report 113-116 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenciesSubcommittee DraftFull Committee Draft DefenseSubcommittee DraftFull Committee DraftH.R. 2397House Report 113-113
The World Factbook From the early 16th century through 1917, the area now known as the West Bank fell under Ottoman rule. Following World War I, the Allied powers (France, UK, Russia) allocated the area to the British Mandate of Palestine. After World War II, the UN passed a resolution to establish two states within the Mandate, and designated a territory including what is now known as the West Bank as part of the proposed Arab state.
The World Factbook Inhabited since at least the 15th century B.C., Gaza has been dominated by many different peoples and empires throughout its history; it was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in the early 16th century. Gaza fell to British forces during World War I, becoming a part of the British Mandate of Palestine. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Egypt administered the newly formed Gaza Strip; it was captured by Israel in the Six-Day War with Egypt in 1967. Under a series of agreements signed between 1994 and 1999, Israel transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security and civilian responsibility for many Palestinian-populated areas of the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank. Negotiations to determine the permanent status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip stalled after the outbreak of an intifada in mid- 2000.
The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Skip to main content United States Senate Committee on Appropriations In December of 2012, Senator Mikulski became Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. She is the first woman to lead the Committee. Chairwoman Mikulski worked to preserve the Cost Of Living Allowance for disabled veterans of working age in the fiscal year 2014 bipartisan Omnibus agreement. Meeting the long-term needs of the United States by investing in technology and infrastructure, while also meeting the short term needs of regular families, is a guiding principle for Chairwoman Mikulski.
Israel approves 1,100 settler homes in Gilo, Jerusalem 27 September 2011Last updated at 20:19 Gilo is built on land captured by Israel in 1967 Israel has approved the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The move comes days after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called for full UN membership for a Palestinian state. There has been widespread condemnation of the move by Palestinian and Western powers, including the EU and US. Almost 500,000 Jews live in settlements on occupied territory.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Israel must halt West Bank settlement activity and the Palestinians need to increase West Bank security to advance the Middle East peace process, President Obama said Thursday after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, meets with President Obama Thursday. "I am confident that we can move this process forward if all the parties are willing to take on the responsibilities and meet the obligations that they've already committed to," Obama told reporters in a joint appearance with Abbas following the White House meeting. Abbas said his Palestinian Authority was committed to fulfilling its obligations under the 2003 Middle East road map. Obama reiterates call for Israel to halt West Bank settlement activity
Middle East | 'Hundreds join' settler violence Hundreds of settlers are engaged in violence against Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, the senior Israeli commander in the West Bank has said. Majr-Gen Gadi Shamni said diverting military resources to deal with settlers impaired the army's ability to carry out operations against militants. A recent UN report recorded 222 acts of settler violence in the first half of 2008 compared with 291 in all of 2007. Palestinians have long complained of settler harassment and intimidation. They have also complained the Israeli military does little to stop or restrain the settlers. 'Significant change'