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Nation Nov 17White House requests $44 billion in disaster aid
The request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this fall close to $100 billion — and that’s before most of the money…
Politics Nov 14Can Republicans keep Roy Moore out of Congress?
If he were to win, there’s no precedent in the Senate for refusing to seat him, but they do have these options.
Politics Nov 06Debate over these bills could lead to a government shutdown
An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can't agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump's position can change with each lawmaker he talks to.
Politics Oct 26House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan
The 216-212 vote permits Republicans to begin work on a follow-up $1.5 trillion tax cut and move it through Congress without fear of blocking tactics by Democrats.
Nation Oct 24Senate passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill
The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
Politics Oct 19Trump sees Republican budget as path to massive tax cuts
The $4 trillion plan shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's tax cut drive, with conservatives and moderates on board. The nonbinding budget plan would set the stage for tax legislation later this year that could pass through…
Politics Oct 16Thad Cochran absent from Congress due to illness
The GOP veteran from Mississippi, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month.
Politics Oct 12House set to pass $36.5 billion for hurricane, wildfire relief
The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.
Politics Oct 11McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees.
Nation Oct 04Trump administration asks Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid
The federal flood insurance program is on track to run out of money to pay claims during the week of Oct. 23.