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Politics Dec 21Congress rushes to approve spending bill to avoid government shutdown
Failure to pass the temporary spending measure would trigger a government shutdown at midnight Friday, which would amount to a political pratfall just after the GOP scored a major win on the landmark tax bill.
Politics Dec 21Lawmakers scramble to approve a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown
House Republicans early Thursday unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.
Politics Dec 07WATCH: Al Franken says he’ll resign from Congress
Sen. Al Franken is under intense pressure to step down as allegations of sexual misconduct have mounted, with at least eight women accusing him of acting inappropriately.
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.