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By News Desk
WASHINGTON — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Senate leaders labored all day to move forward on a bipartisan funding bill to keep the government running, while the House of Representatives waited to cast its own vote. The 600-plus page bill provides more military spending, as well as…
By PBS NewsHour
Lawmakers are facing a whirlwind of issues this month, including efforts to codify DACA into law, a funding renewal for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the 2018 budget resolution that will be critical for the GOP’s tax reform proposal.
Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, warned that while he’s supporting deficit-financed tax cuts for now as a way to deal with arcane Senate rules, he won’t vote for the subsequent tax legislation if it blows a…
The House Budget Committee will vote next week on the plan, which would spend far more money next year than Trump has proposed.
By Shaun M. Dougherty, The Conversation
What are the consequences of President Trump's proposed cuts to educational spending?…
By Nsikan Akpan, Laura Santhanam
The White House’s full budget request for 2018 seeks sharp cuts to cancer research, climate science and children’s health insurance.
By Andrew Taylor, Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth.
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.
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