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Politics May 22Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts
The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth.
Politics May 22President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps
President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.
Politics May 16Trump’s legislative agenda slows to crawl in Congress
What GOP senators and House members aren't doing right now is passing major legislation. And it's not just health care and a tax overhaul that are dragging.
Politics May 04Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Trump
The lopsided, 79-18 Senate vote sends the huge bill to the White House in plenty of time to avert a midnight Friday shutdown deadline.
Politics May 03House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds government through September
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year a fight over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico.
Politics May 01Congress unveils $1 trillion spending plan to avoid government shutdown
The bill would fund most government operations through September but denies President Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed domestic cuts.
Politics Apr 20Spending bill must include down payment for border wall, Trump’s budget chief says
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as money for the border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.
Nation Apr 06Six out of 10 Americans oppose funding for border wall, poll says
Trump's spending plans are facing their first test on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers debate his request for $30 billion for an immediate cash infusion for the military and $3 billion for additional border security, including a $1 billion down payment…
Politics Mar 30To preserve Trump priorities, GOP would like to avoid a government shutdown
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month.
Nation Mar 21White House issues gag order to officials on budget details
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo that until the full budget is released in May, all public comments should be limited to agency documents.