Democrats on Wednesday passed a blueprint for a $3.5 trillion bill to expand family, health and environmental programs. It is a massive investment, to be spent on American families and to combat the climate crisis. But it faces a rocky…
The Republicans want to tap unused COVID-19 money to help pay for it. But the White House has panned that approach, saying states and small businesses still need those dollars. Biden prefers raising the corporate tax rate.
By Lisa Mascaro, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Nations around the world are reacting with alarm after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization.
By Jamey Keaten, Maria Cheng, Associated Press
The House has passed significantly broader election security legislation, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes the measure and has discouraged the Senate Rules Committee from acting on a companion bill.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
By Lisa Desjardins
Congress needs to reach a spending deal in the next few days to avoid another government shutdown.
Can Congress pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill in 2018?…
Congress passed a bill to extend funding until December, hours before the deadline for a possible government shutdown. But the sharply divided vote in the House only seems to set up a potentially bigger fight later on. Political director Lisa…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
As the recession squeezed state budgets, the Obama administration made college affordability one of its signature issues, often pointing out that while average tuition at public universities rose 300 percent in the last 30 years, the average family’s income rose…
Education programs will receive large funding boosts as part of the new bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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