The major public lands bill revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates four new national monuments.
By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Associated Press
Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The 2.6 percent raise matches the raise given to the military last year and would override a pay freeze imposed by President Donald Trump. The measure, passed by a 259-161 vote, goes to the Senate, where its prospects are unclear.
By Associated Press
Trump is expected to sign the measure Friday, ending a five-week partial government shutdown sparked by his demands for billions of dollars to build a border wall with Mexico.
By Laura Santhanam
The deal would fund the federal government until Feb. 15, the president announced.
By Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
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.
By Laurie Kellman, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate majority leader is the highest-ranking Republican to criticize King, R-Iowa, who lamented last week that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. Meanwhile, House Democrats said they'll seek formal punishment for King.
By PBS NewsHour
With talks breaking down and no sign of compromise, the partial government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history on Saturday, at 22 days. President Trump continued to blame Democrats for a “massive humanitarian crisis” at the border and Democrats…
As the shutdown enters a possible third week, it is furthering straining thousands of furloughed federal workers who have gone without pay.
By Joshua Barajas
Speaker Pelosi and other House Democrats are holding a news conference at 11 a.m. ET today. Watch their remarks here.
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