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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.
Politics Jan 23Schumer pulls back offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall as immigration fight continues
Republican Sen. John Cornyn called the move "a step backward."…
Politics Jan 22Trump signs bill ending federal government shutdown
The vote set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return on Tuesday, cutting short what could have become a messy and costly impasse. The House approved the measure shortly thereafter, and President Donald Trump later signed…
Politics Jan 18What happens during a government shutdown?
A look at past shutdowns and what will happen if Congress fails to pass a short-term spending bill by midnight Friday.
Politics Jan 03White House, congressional leaders open talks to avoid government shutdown
The session in the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan came with little more than two weeks before the next threatened government shutdown. Topping the agenda was an effort to spare both the Pentagon and domestic Cabinet agencies from spending…