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The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
1. Congressional negotiators reach a budget deal
1. SEVERAL U.S. EMBASSIES REMAIN CLOSED OVER THREATS
It really isn’t that long until we start seeing all the election banter for the 2014 midterm races. In fact, we are seeing some of it already as the public appears extremely tired of Washington, and for that matter, many of our elected officials at the state level.
1. EGYPT'S INTERIM LEADERS PROMISE A PROMPT RETURN TO DEMOCRACY
1. U.S. AND CHINA TO HOLD TALKS ON HACKING
During a visit in Oro Valley last week, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Congressional District 1, talked about the first 100 days in Congress, and the continued struggles for Democrats and Republicans to agree on many of the important issues facing the nation.
Congress has approved a bill that will end furloughs that have delayed hundreds of flights daily for air traffic controllers.
This week we had another fake sequester caused cutback. This cut was to Medicare services. The cut is real enough- however, it is not the result of sequestration cuts. The U. S. Government has as much money in the budget today as it had three months ago. The sequester cuts only affect the amount of the increase the government wanted.
As the deadline passed for the nation’s across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration, the failure of Democrats and Republicans to strike a deal before March 1 now means $85 billion will be reduced from government programs and federal agencies over the next 10 months, the consequences of which could also be felt locally, though likely not immediately.
U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., gave a House floor speech about the need to prevent reckless sequestration cuts that will harm Arizona's District One and our nation. Kirkpatrick cited examples of harm to our national parks, education/Impact aid and tribal health care.
With the pending sequester, or mandatory budget cuts slated to go into effect on March 1 if Congress doesn't act, the White House went to the public Monday, announcing what the cuts would mean to each state, including Arizona.
According to the White House document, the sequester's impact to Arizona will include:
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When people get too hot, veins and capillaries expand and hearts beat fast, sending hot blood to outer layers of skin where it can cool off. If that doesn’t work, sweat glands release sweat.