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Politics May 03House chaplain rescinds resignation to Paul Ryan after uproar over ouster
The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives is seeking to withdraw his resignation in a caustic letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accuses a top Ryan staff aide of telling him "something like 'maybe it's time that…
Politics May 03Pressed by conservatives, White House eyes spending cut plan
Now, the White House is finalizing a package of modest cuts — $10 billion-plus — in response.
Politics Apr 27Speaker Paul Ryan forces out House chaplain
The Reverend Patrick Conroy's resignation letter said he was offering to step down at Ryan's request, calling his seven years of House service "one of the great privileges of my life."…
Nation Apr 09Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1 trillion by 2019, according to new analysis
The Trump administration had promised the cuts would pay for themselves.
Nation Apr 08Under Trump, new transportation grants ditch bikes, walkways
In the Trump administration, a popular $500 million transportation grant program is focused more on projects in rural areas that turned out for the president in the 2016 election. That means more road and rail projects in GOP strongholds such…
Politics Mar 22Senate weighs spending bill as shutdown looms
The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate.
Politics Mar 22Huge budget bill clears hurdle, nears final House vote
The sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers."…
Politics Mar 20Paul Ryan hoping for Thursday vote on spending bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill on Tuesday.
Politics Mar 05Republicans in Congress look to keep a low profile
After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much."…
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.