Stories tagged with: House of Representatives

July 12, 2013 - 5:47pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2013 Farm Bill this week.

People who are familiar with it will notice major changes in its structure. This is the first time since 1973 that the Food Stamps Programs will not be a part of the bill.

"The urban legislators and the rural legislators worked together and said okay we will give you this for nutrition and well give you that for the farmers, now that we separated it there's no cooperation that's necessary. So I think it...

March 2, 2011 - 5:21pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

Some area workers are speaking out about the U.S. House of Representatives recent proposal to make cuts to the Social Security Administration's budget to help reduce the country's growing deficit.

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 3348 hosted an informational picket Wednesday morning at the Social Security Administration building in Zanesville. Member Sandra Brown said the goal is to let the public know how the federal agency will be affected if $1.7 billion dollars...

November 3, 2010 - 10:10am
5 years 14 weeks ago

It was a big day for the Republican Party on Tuesday.

WHIZ News went around town and talked to people about how they feel about the election results.

"I personally think the nation is ready for the Republicans to be back in charge and i hope the Republicans can learn from the mistakes they've made. I'm very excited about it, I think it's time for a change," voter Dave Vinsel said.

The Republican party gained control over the United States...

March 24, 2010 - 6:00pm
5 years 46 weeks ago

Wednesday the Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill to ban texting statewide while driving.

House Bill 415 passed by a vote of 85 to 12.

It gives law enforcement a method to determine and identify illegal activity by establishing a clear definition of texting. There will be a six-month grace period for drivers to learn about the law. After that drivers could face fines of up to $150.

The law allows drivers to text message if their vehicle is at a standstill and...

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