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Politics May 03House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds government through September
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year a fight over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico.
Politics May 01Congress unveils $1 trillion spending plan to avoid government shutdown
The bill would fund most government operations through September but denies President Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed domestic cuts.
Politics Apr 20Spending bill must include down payment for border wall, Trump’s budget chief says
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as money for the border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.
Nation Apr 06Six out of 10 Americans oppose funding for border wall, poll says
Trump's spending plans are facing their first test on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers debate his request for $30 billion for an immediate cash infusion for the military and $3 billion for additional border security, including a $1 billion down payment…
Politics Mar 30To preserve Trump priorities, GOP would like to avoid a government shutdown
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month.
Nation Mar 21White House issues gag order to officials on budget details
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo that until the full budget is released in May, all public comments should be limited to agency documents.
Politics Mar 18Republican health care plan creates budget problems for GOP
Many budget-conscious Republicans have joined Democrats in opposing the repeal-and-replace version pushed by the White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Politics Mar 13Democrats warn against funding Mexico border wall in catchall spending bill
Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Politics Feb 27Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion
The increase of about 10 percent for the Pentagon would fulfill a Trump campaign promise to build up the military.
Politics Feb 21In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat
Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion.