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President Biden's Challenges Here and Abroad

March 19, 2022
The Biden Administration warned this week the government is running out of critical money aimed at pandemic mitigation efforts.
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Democrats See Fresh Hope For Biden's Stalled Agenda, Eyeing Manchin's Vote

March 10, 2022
Sahil Kapur | NBC News
President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are narrowing the scope of the bill and rebranding it as an effort to combat inflation and reduce the deficit.
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A $3.5 Trillion Question: What Is Budget Reconciliation? Here's An Explainer

September 16, 2021
Kelsey Snell, Eric McDaniel | NPR
Senate Democrats are working on a massive $3.5 trillion economic plan that, if passed, would make sizable federal investments in child care, immigration and climate change programs.
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President Signs Spending Stopgap Measure, Averting Government Shutdown

October 1, 2020
Kelsey Snell | NPR
President Trump signed a short-term spending bill into law early Thursday, about an hour after current funding levels expired and averting a federal government shutdown. Hours earlier the Senate voted 84-10 to approve the bill, which extends current funding levels and keeps the federal government open through Dec 11.
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House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill To Keep Government Running

September 23, 2020
Susan Davis | NPR
A stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through Dec. 11 passed the House 359-57 late Tuesday evening, with one lawmaker voting present. The bill was temporarily delayed over a heated dispute regarding farm aid.
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House, Senate on collision course over government funding as shutdown looms in nine days

September 22, 2020
Erica Werner | The Washington Post
House Democrats unveiled a short-term spending bill on Monday that Senate Republicans immediately denounced, raising the prospect of a government shutdown weeks before the November election.
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White House Asks Congress for Billions to Fight Coronavirus

February 25, 2020
Maggie Haberman, Noah Weiland, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
The Trump administration, after weeks of pleading from lawmakers, asked Congress on Monday to allocate $1.25 billion in new emergency funds to bolster its coronavirus response.
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Trump proposes $4.8 trillion election-year budget with big domestic cuts

February 10, 2020
Erica Werner, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
The White House is proposing a $4.8 trillion election-year budget Monday that would slash major domestic and safety net programs, setting up a stark contrast with President Trump’s rivals as voting gets under way in the Democratic presidential primary.
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