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Government Oversight Committee

The House Intelligence Committee has particular requirements that do not apply to other House committees and are not mentioned in the Wikipedia articles, United States congressional committee and ...
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Did Devin Nunes ever reveal evidence of unmasking abuse?

There has never been any actionable intelligence that anything inappropriate was leaked about Trump's transition team. Both Republicans and Democrats have looked at the data and have found no ...
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How and to what extent did lobbyists contribute to Trump/Pence's "next man and first woman" to the Moon? (via Artemis and Commercial Crew programs)

(My answer is more generally about the back-to-the-Moon, manned program of which this is the latest iteration) Timeline: This post-Shuttle, job-for-the-boys, program was started a long time ago and ...
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When is the US Senate required to pass bills unanimously?

Unanimous consent is required to do things quickly. It allows the Senate to dispense with the general procedures and just get things done. Unanimous Consent unanimous consent – Agreement on any ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

Your question is primarily a legal question as I read it. But I can see a political side to it. The short answer is that in the US political system one can regulate or legislate to grant, extend, ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

The only way for the federal government to actually codify the results of the Roe v. Wade decision would be a Constitutional Amendment. Given that 2 in 3 Americans don't agree that abortion should be ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

(copied from my answer on the Law.SE version of this Q&A) Purse Strings The standard way to get near uniform state laws (or lack thereof) on an issue is to dangle bags of money in front of the ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

On what basis could the US federal government encode Roe v. Wade? Both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey were decided based on the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads ...
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On what basis could the US federal government codify Roe v. Wade?

If medical insurance is in any way involved, then that's interstate commerce right there, unless it happens to be a local insurance company (uncommon in the US; most insurers are huge conglomerates), ...
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