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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.
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…