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Politics Nov 18House Democrats propose stopgap bill to prevent shutdown
A temporary government-wide funding bill would forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation.
Politics Oct 31Battles over border wall and impeachment imperil budget progress
A sense of optimism in the aftermath of a July budget and debt deal has yielded to pessimism now, and the poisonous political fallout from the ongoing impeachment battle isn't helping matters.
Politics Oct 13Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress
Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success.
Politics Oct 10Powerful Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of New York to retire
The first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee and a 31-year veteran of Congress announced Thursday that she will retire at the end of next year.
Politics Sep 27Trump signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown
The measure signed Friday buys additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid fights over Trump's border wall and abortion.
Politics Sep 26Senate sends Trump stopgap spending bill
The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to unclog yearly spending bills amid fights over President Donald Trump's border wall and abortion.
Politics Sep 25Senate approves measure to block Trump’s wall funding
Trump is expected to veto the bill that would block him from using the budget for construction projects on military bases to pay for his border wall.
Nation Sep 24Senate Republicans OK $5 billion for Trump’s border wall
The wall money is contained in a $71 billion draft funding bill that cleared its first, easiest hurdle in a Senate panel on Tuesday.
Politics Sep 19Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security
The House has passed significantly broader election security legislation, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes the measure and has discouraged the Senate Rules Committee from acting on a companion bill.
Politics Sep 10Schumer to try to block Trump’s border wall again
The Senate's top Democrat intends to force a vote to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border.