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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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Ahead Of Shutdown Deadline, Congress To Vote On Spending Bill

December 17, 2019
Kelsey Snell | NPR
After months of stalled negotiations, congressional leaders reached a deal on a $1.3 trillion spending package that would fund the government through September 2020.
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Congress returns to a gun debate and fight over funding the government

September 9, 2019
Manu Raju, Lauren Fox | CNN
Congress returns Monday from a month-long recess struggling to resolve the difficult politics of gun control while trying to avoid yet another government shutdown in the Trump era.
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‘We’re like Thelma and Louise’: Republicans shrug at deficits under Trump

July 24, 2019
Robert Costa, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
In 2011, with the nation still climbing back from the Great Recession, Republicans threatened global markets by refusing to raise the federal debt limit unless President Barack Obama and the Democrats agreed to steep across-the-board spending cuts for years to come. Eight years later — and $7.7 trillion more in debt — President Trump and GOP lawmakers have agreed this week to lift the debt ceiling again without a fuss, and with hundreds of billions in new spending on top of it.
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Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 2-Year Budget Deal

July 23, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
President Trump announced an agreement on a two-year budget deal and debt-ceiling increase. The deal would raise the debt ceiling past the 2020 elections and set $1.3 trillion for defense and domestic spending over the next two years.
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House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines

June 20, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
The White House clashed Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders over the terms of a broad spending agreement to head off deep cuts across the government and a default on the federal debt, plunging the talks deeper into stalemate as a series of pivotal deadlines loom.
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Reaction grows to Betsy Devos’ proposed Special Olympics cuts

March 28, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Athletes and advocates are speaking out against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to slash more than $17 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics. DeVos is now defending her position.
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Betsy DeVos grilled on proposed Special Olympics funding cuts

March 27, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Capitol Hill lawmakers questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her department’s proposed budget cuts, including a call to slash all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.
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