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Politics Sep 06House approves $7.9 billion bill for Harvey relief
The 419-3 vote sent the aid package — likely the first of several — to the Senate in hopes of sending the bill to President Donald Trump before dwindling federal disaster reserves run out at the end of this week.
Nation Sep 01White House to ask for $5.9 billion for Harvey recovery aid
The Trump proposal, which is being finalized pending White House consultations with key Republicans, is likely to be just a fraction of an eventual Harvey recovery package that could rival the $100-billion-plus in taxpayer-financed help for victims of 2005's Hurricane…
Politics Aug 28Trump promises swift federal aid to Texas after Hurricane Harvey
Trump insisted Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks.
Politics Aug 12Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda
Donald Trump's attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president's goal is to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he's goading his GOP ally to pass.
Politics Aug 01Senate Democrats say ‘no’ to GOP tax plan, cuts for ‘top 1 percent’
Most Senate Democrats and independents said Tuesday that upcoming legislation to rewrite the tax code should make sure the middle class doesn't pay more.
Politics Jul 27House GOP passes $788 billion spending bill that boosts Pentagon budget, border wall
The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess.
Politics Jul 27Trump’s ban on transgender military members divides veterans in Congress
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an…
Politics Jul 18House GOP budget plan calls for major cuts to benefits, paving way for tax overhaul bill
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump.
Politics Jul 14House Republicans to move ahead with budget plan as debate over mandatory program cuts continues
The House Budget Committee will vote next week on the plan, which would spend far more money next year than Trump has proposed.
Politics Jul 13CBO says Trump’s budget doesn’t balance federal ledger as promised
Thursday's Congressional Budget Office report says that Trump's budget, if followed to the letter, would result in a $720 billion deficit at the end of 10 years instead of the slight surplus promised.