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Politics Jul 17Washington talks could soon yield deal on spending and debt
The emerging two-year framework would satisfy demands for an outline to guide congressional work on more than $1.3 trillion in agency operating budgets. It would still need to be fleshed out in further negotiations, and puts off battles over political…
Politics Jul 12House votes to limit Trump’s authority to strike Iran
The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the left.
Politics Jun 27House passes $4.6 billion border aid bill
The measure would ease a cash crunch at federal agencies that care for migrants who have flocked over the border in huge numbers seeking asylum.
Politics Jun 27McConnell rejects Democrats’ demands to change $4.6 billion border funding bill
"We already have a compromise," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, citing the Senate bill, which passed Wednesday on a lopsided 84-8 vote.
Politics Jun 26WATCH: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to fund care for migrants
The GOP-held Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children.
Politics Jun 20McConnell opposes efforts to revive cost-of-living raise for lawmakers
Lawmakers are supposed to get an automatic inflationary increase each year but it has been blocked since 2009.
Politics Jun 10Congressional Democrats press to retain abortion funding ban, out of step with presidential candidates
Top Capitol Hill Democrats are intent on preserving a four-decade ban on taxpayer-financed abortions despite calls from their party's presidential candidates to abandon it, arguing that attempts to undo the longstanding consensus will fail and won't be worth scuttling a…
Politics Jun 03After months of fighting and delays, Congress to send $19 billion disaster aid bill to Trump
As the measure languished in a feud between Trump and Democrats, disasters kept coming — with failed levees in Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri and tornadoes across Ohio just the most recent examples. The measure is supported by the bipartisan party…
Politics May 29McConnell says he’d fill an election-year Supreme Court vacancy, seeming to change tune
Three years ago, during President Barack Obama's final year in office, Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell orchestrated a blockade of Obama's choice of Merrick Garland. McConnell said then the choice should be left to voters in an election year.
Politics May 28Disaster aid bill again blocked in House by GOP conservative
A second conservative Republican in as many House sessions stepped in on Tuesday to block a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill that's a top priority for some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies on Capitol Hill.