After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much."…
By Matt Loffman
A growing number of lawmakers in Congress support restoring earmarks, which were banned in 2011.
Students-turned-activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were in the halls of Congress on Tuesday to press for more gun control. Senate Republicans pointed to a bill that would push more agencies to work with the background check system. But…
By Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Four months after the Las Vegas massacre, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate eases restrictions for gun owners.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump publicly condemned domestic abuse for the first time since aide Rob Porter resigned. House Oversight chair Rep. Trey Gowdy said he’s opening an investigation into how the White House handled Porter’s case. Also,…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017.
After a brief government shutdown early Friday, Congress approved and President Trump signed a budget deal that's expected to add around $300 billion to the deficit over a decade. Should Americans be concerned? Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Jared Bernstein…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
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 Associated Press
The House has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs.
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