WASHINGTON: ‘ HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE ON SHORT-TERM BILL TO KEEP LIGHTS ON ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.09 – House Republicans said Tuesday they’ll vote this week on a short-term bill to keep the government running and buy Congress time to take up a longer-term spending bill. 

The short-term continuing resolution or CR could fund the government for two or three days, keeping the lights on past the Thursday deadline when funding is slated to run out. 

#ANS2014 

#funding, #spending-bill

WASHINGTON: ‘ HIGH STAKES FIGHT OVER POST-9/11 TERRORISM INSURANCE PROGRAM ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON: Dec.09 – A high-stakes fight over a post-9/11 terrorism insurance program is holding up a $1 trillion spending bill, just two days before funding for the federal government dries up The Hill reported. 

House GOP leaders on Tuesday were close to unveiling their massive omnibus package, and aides in both parties have repeatedly said there is no risk of missing Thursday’s funding deadline.

But a dispute between two Capitol Hill heavyweights over how to renew the terrorism bill is bogging down the process, pushing Washington perilously close to the second government shut-down in as many years. 

ANS2014 

#deadline, #funding, #insurance

‘ BEHIND CLOSE DOORS BOEHNER UNLEASHES REPLY OVER IMMIGRATION ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Dec.02 – With the shut-down clock ticking, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday pitched a two-step plan to House Republicans that would keep the government funded and also fight back against President Obama’s executive action on immigration The Hill reported. 

Boehner told lawmakers in a closed-door meeting he plans to bring a bill to the floor this week pushing back on Obama’s unilateral move on immigration, a GOP source inside the room said.

The largely symbolic bill, introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), would state that the executive branch doesn’t have the authority to delay deportations of undocumented immigrants.

#ANS2014

#funding, #immigration, #two-step-plan

‘ PETRA’S FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION VIDEO ‘

Ace News Group – BRITAIN (Birmingham) – November 05 – Thanks for your interest in this local news we reported on yesterday. A number of people have asked for further details: 

' Petra's BBC Midlands Today Interview '

‘ Petra’s BBC Midlands Today Interview ‘

This is a follow-up with the video link here: BBC Interview  will try and get a download copy direct for non-windows users.  

 Since the interview Petra has been contacted by local Radio and this campaign now has legs and is walking.

Ace Events News : Original post here:  

#PF4D2014    

#ace-worldwide-news-group-3, #birmingham, #britain, #funding, #local-news, #petras-fight-against-discrimination

US: “Press Release `Meals on Wheels’ Get Their Funding Replaced that was Lost During Sequestration”

#AceWorldNews says the HuffPost Hill today UPSIDE DOWNER – The budget Congress just passed restores funding that was cut away last year from nutrition assistance for poor senior citizens.

The Meals On Wheels Association of America praised Congress Friday for replacing $46 million in funding that was lost in the big budget cut known as sequestration, which had hamstrung some of the local agencies that provide group meals and home-delivered food for poor seniors across the country.
"Today we congratulate and commend the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for producing a bipartisan bill that restores critical funding for vulnerable seniors," association president Ellie Hollander said in a press release…. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) had led a group of mostly Democrats last fall in calling on budget negotiators to restore the funding.

Not all programs hit by sequestration got their money back. [HuffPost]

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#acenewsdesk, #acepressrelease, #funding, #huffpost, #huffpost-hill, #meals-on-wheels

The Koch brothers and their wealthy allies pledged…

The Koch brothers and their wealthy allies pledged to spend $400 million on the 2012 elections — and it looks like they did it: Tax filings from an array of Koch-connected non-profits show that the Kochs’ political coalition raised over $400 million during 2012, an analysis by the Washington Post and Centre for Responsive Politics shows. The Koch network alone raised nearly as much as the Romney campaign, and tens of millions more than GOP presidential candidate John McCain raised for his entire 2008 campaign.

#acefinancenews, #campaign, #funding, #gop, #john-mccain, #koch-brothers, #non-profits, #romney, #washington-post

The True Cost Of Care And How We Are Misled

English: NHS logo

English: NHS logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I seem to lately not be able to find many plus point’s in today’s ” Care In The Community” but so easily we are told we are here to improve things for the elderly and disabled! So often this is not the case and they just tinker with the edges.

Then you read an article that says –

The Sunday Express examines who should pay for the cost of care. It says that there is a common misconception that people in care homes automatically have to pay for their own care, when in fact anyone reliant on long-term care owing to illness should be assessed for their medical and health needs, as they may be eligible for full NHS funding.

On the face of it seems great and people can get ” FULL” funding from the NHS well would that not be great news! Well anyone reading this can add their take and leave a comment about their experiences and if l get enough l will start a poll and we will try to gauge as much public opinion and l will launch a campaign to get people the funding they need!

Anyway anyone reading my posts will realise l spend so many days a week running my mother’s care provisions, l say running as it is my job as the only member of the family, will to do it! Anyway less of my woes and onto the reason for my earlier comments. These relate to obtaining funding and how and what you are entitled and where to go to get it agreed! On the face of it social services, suggest you do not get them involved as when they do they own all funding and think they can tell you what to do!

As you know l am not a yes man and l just ignored them and worked through the system and eventually got whatever my mother required as she was my guinea pig and would one day catapult me to provide care through a ” Welfare Fund ” for people in need commencing in Warwickshire UK. Well l decided if l had to use my time to help and guide my mother then l may as well make good use of the knowledge gained.

The comments that are related in the article on the Sunday Express state simply if you get assessed you can receive full funding, well please l challenge anyone to get it all paid, the system is designed in so many ways,to prevent you qualifying! There are so many onerous questions and once you get one part sorted, then part two will change it and so on and so on!

After five years l have reached a point whereby l know what l can get, how much l can have and where to get it and l never take NO for an answer! So please do not get disheartened and always look at what others can have and make sure you get all you are entitled and never ever take NO for an answer!

Need advice or guidance let me know, l will always try to help?

#care-in-the-community, #funding, #long-term-care, #national-health-service, #nhs, #nursing-home, #old-age, #sunday