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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.
Politics Aug 01WATCH: Senate approves budget and debt deal
A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
Politics Jul 31Republicans face tough vote on budget bill Trump supports
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is confident the budget deal will pass despite the misgivings of many Republicans.
Politics Jul 25Trump encourages Republicans to back bipartisan budget bill
The agreement outlines a $1.37 trillion cap for the so-called discretionary accounts funded by Congress each year.
Economy Jul 22White House, Congress reach budget deal
The deal, announced by Trump on Twitter and in a statement by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, will restore the government's ability to borrow to pay its bills past next year's elections and build…
Politics Jul 22Budget negotiators close to a budget deal
The tentative deal would restore the government's ability to borrow into the next administration and build upon recent large budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
Politics Jul 18Mnuchin says negotiators agree to budget deal’s core elements
Steven Mnuchin said negotiations with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California have settled on spending levels and a debt limit increase that would cover two years.
Politics Jul 17Washington talks could soon yield deal on spending and debt
The emerging two-year framework would satisfy demands for an outline to guide congressional work on more than $1.3 trillion in agency operating budgets. It would still need to be fleshed out in further negotiations, and puts off battles over political…
Politics Jul 12House votes to limit Trump’s authority to strike Iran
The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the left.