The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.
By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
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 Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Two bills to end the government shutdown failed in the Senate Thursday, as expected. But there are a few signs of progress, with support building for a proposal by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Meanwhile, thousands of federal workers will miss…
As the Senate prepares to vote on two funding proposals Thursday, what are their expectations for making progress to end the government shutdown? Judy Woodruff speaks to Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., for his take on how we got to this…
By Associated Press
The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday. It now goes to the House.
In our Friday news wrap, the chairman of the Federal Reserve sought to ease Wall Street’s concerns over future interest rate hikes. Speaking at a forum in Atlanta, Jerome Powell said the Fed is “listening” closely to the market. Also,…
By Joshua Barajas
The Senate convened today. Watch senators being sworn in here.
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly, Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
The Senate approved legislation to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.
With the holidays and a deadline to avoid a government shutdown fast approaching, Senate Republicans are working on a short-term funding deal as a compromise on the president’s demand for border wall funding. But some wonder if the timing of…
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