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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.
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.