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Nation Feb 14Trump-sought military parade could cost $10 million to $30 million
WASHINGTON — The White House budget director says a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money is not included in the administration's new budget request.
Economy Feb 12Trump’s proposed $4 trillion budget would sharply raise the deficit
President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit. And it never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years.
Politics Feb 09Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal
WASHINGTON — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.
Politics Feb 08Lawmakers push for vote on budget deal to avoid government shutdown
House GOP leaders were working to shore up support among conservatives for the measure, which would shower the Pentagon with money but add hundreds of billions of dollars to the nation's $20 trillion-plus debt.
Politics Feb 07Senate leaders say they’ve reached 2-year budget deal — but a shutdown is still possible
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York. It would contain almost $300 billion over current limits on defense and domestic accounts.
Politics Feb 07As shutdown looms, Pelosi says she opposes budget deal if there’s no promise of ‘Dreamer’ vote
Congress' latest funding fight runs into a new barrier.
Politics Feb 05The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is making a comeback
A brewing budget deal would give whopping increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs as lawmakers inch closer to an agreement. The final tally could total close to $400 billion.
Politics Jan 31GOP Rep. Gowdy, former chair of Benghazi panel, to retire
South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy says he will not run for re-election and will "instead be returning to the judicial system."…
Politics Jan 29Powerful GOP Appropriations chair Frelinghuysen to retire
WASHINGTON — Veteran Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term.
Politics Jan 24After shutdown, Senators starting over in search for immigration deal
Leaders conceded that the effort won't be easy and were already casting blame should the effort falter.