What do you think of egg Iowa sent to White House? March 27, 2008Posted by John in Art, Government, Holidays.
Tags: American Egg Board, eggs, iowa, White House
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From White House site:
2008 State Easter Eggs
Local artists created the decorated eggs, which represent each state and the District of Columbia. The 2008 Easter Egg Collection continues the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. The collection is coordinated by the American Egg Board. White House photos by Chris Greenberg. …
Maybe it’s more interesting when opened up. What do you think is inside?
Tags: Christmas parties, Jim Nussle, Office of Management and Budget, President Bush, White House
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They served some 120,000 White House Christmas Party guests at 23 holiday events, and now the residence staff is getting a party of its own—and it’s the president’s staff that will do the serving. …
According to the White House, the following staff members will serve the residence staff, including ushers, cooks, and others, during the party tonight: … Jim Nussle, director, Office of Management and Budget
Former Iowa Rep. Jim Nussle at event today to launch OMB’s federal spending Web site December 13, 2007Posted by John in Business, Government.
Tags: Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, government transparency, Jim Nussle, Office of Management and Budget, OMB, USASpending.gov, Washington Post, Web sites, White House
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Created in accordance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which requires the Office of Management and Budget to ensure the existence of a single, searchable Web site of federal spending.
… Official antagonists, political opposites, brought together by a wild, crazy idea: federal budget transparency. Online and searchable. Free for the asking.Today, the White House budget office officially launches USASpending.gov, a Web site that shows taxpayers where their dollars go and which legislators, contractors and regions get the most. …
OMB Director Jim Nussle calls spending bill ‘not fiscally responsible’; warns of Bush veto December 9, 2007Posted by John in Government, Political.
Tags: george w. bush, Government shutdown, Jim Nussle, Legislation, Office of Management and Budget, President Bush, U.S. Congress, White House
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Former Iowa Rep. Jim Nussle released this statement yesterday:
According to news reports today, House and Senate Democratic leaders are nearing agreement among themselves on a mammoth omnibus spending bill, two-and-a-half months after the end of the last fiscal year.
Although the Administration has not seen the legislation, according to press reports it would include 18 billion in additional domestic and emergency spending above the President’s budget. When added to emergency domestic spending Congress already included in the Defense Appropriations bill, this so-called compromise would result in more excess spending than even the Democrats’ original budget included.
This is not fiscally responsible. Our economic growth and job creation cannot be taken for granted, and Congress should not burden taxpayers with billions of dollars in additional wasteful spending.
Press reports also suggest that the Democrats in Congress believe this excessive spending is the price for providing a fraction of the funding requested for our troops in the field. Instead of trying to leverage troop-funding for more pork-barrel spending, Congress ought to pass responsible appropriations bills and the funding for the troops our commanders say they need to build on their battlefield successes.
If presented a bill like the one described in today’s press reports, the President would veto it. If Congress insists on sending the President a budget-busting bill they know he will veto and that will not become law, they should also pass a continuing resolution that keeps the government running and provides the troops in the field the funds they need without disrupting the operations of the Department of Defense and the lives of hundreds of thousands of its employees and men and women in uniform.