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Politics Oct 12House set to pass $36.5 billion for hurricane, wildfire relief
The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.
Politics Oct 11McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees.
Nation Oct 04Trump administration asks Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid
The federal flood insurance program is on track to run out of money to pay claims during the week of Oct. 23.
Politics Oct 04How GOP budget plans could help the Republican push for tax reform
Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, warned that while he’s supporting deficit-financed tax cuts for now as a way to deal with arcane Senate rules, he won’t vote for the subsequent tax legislation if it blows a hole…
Politics Sep 26Trump, GOP consider surtax on wealthy, doubling standard deduction
On the eve of the grand rollout of the plan, details emerged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday while Trump personally appealed to House Republicans and Democrats at the White House to get behind his proposal.
Politics Sep 19AP Report: GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5 trillion plan on tax cuts
WASHINGTON — Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government’s $20 trillion debt over 10 years, according to congressional officials. Tennessee Sen. Bob…
Politics Sep 14House passes $1.2 trillion spending bill with more money for military
House Republicans have significantly scaled back Trump's cuts to domestic programs like community development grants and research into rare diseases.
Politics Sep 14House passes $1.2 trillion spending bill
The massive measure wraps the 12 annual spending bills into one and is the first time in more than a decade that the House has passed all of the appropriations bills in one fashion or the other by Sept. 30,…
Politics Sep 09Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP
President Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.
Politics Sep 07Senate passes bill that gives $15 billion to Harvey aid, raises debt limit
The 80-17 vote sends the massive package to the House for a Friday vote, with emergency accounts running out of money and Hurricane Irma barreling toward the East Coast.