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Politics Jan 30Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers’ border deal
Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Politics Jan 29Border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall,’ House GOP leader McCarthy says
The remark by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., came a day before Republican and Democratic congressional bargainers begin meetings aimed at striking a deal on a border security package.
Politics Jan 28WATCH: Trump will make up for ‘shortcomings’ if Congress fails on border deal, Sanders says
The best budget "fix is to be able to do it legislatively," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. But, she added, "If Congress doesn't do their job, then the president will be forced to make up for all…
Economy Jan 28Shutdown projected to cost U.S. economy $3 billion, government report says
The report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in the near term, but that most of the lost growth "will eventually be recovered."…
Politics Jan 25WATCH: Trump, Congress leaders reach shutdown deal
President Donald Trump is expected to make the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, days before he had been scheduled to offer the Jan. 29 State of the Union address to Congress.
Politics Jan 24WATCH: Senate rejects competing bills to end shutdown
A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage…
Politics Jan 24Votes on competing Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail
The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes.
Politics Jan 23House Democrats float new shutdown offer with more ’21st century’ border security
The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have the money the president wants for building the wall between the U.S and Mexico.
Politics Jan 22Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown
Senate leaders reached an agreement on Tuesday to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump's plan to have Congress pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that's likely to fail.
Politics Jun 08House passes $145B spending package
The GOP-controlled House has passed a $145 billion spending bill funding the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year.