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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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Congressional Negotiators Reach Tentative Deal On $1.3 Trillion Spending Package

December 13, 2019
Kelsey Snell | NPR
Congressional negotiators have reached tentative agreement on a package of bills to fund the government through the end of September 2020. Lawmakers have until the end of next week to approve spending legislation to avert a government shutdown. The White House has not publicly weighed in on the agreement.
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Why Congress is likely to be even more divided this fall

September 11, 2019
Lisa Desjardins, Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
As Congress returns to Washington, three deadly mass shootings in August have reignited the debate over gun regulation. Meanwhile, some House Democrats are feeling pressure to step up impeachment inquiries. And with federal spending at record-high levels, settling on a funding bill to avoid another government shutdown will be critical.
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Did Trump undercut his own argument to declare a national emergency?

February 16, 2019
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to get funding for a border wall. But some wonder if he undercut his own argument by saying, “I didn’t need to do this.”
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Trump Follows Familiar Playbook When Confronted by a Loss: Distract and Digress

February 16, 2019
Annie Karni | The New York Times
Standing in the Rose Garden on Friday morning, President Trump heaped praise on Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio show host, who earlier in the week gave his blessing to a bipartisan spending bill that did not include the money Mr. Trump had demanded for a wall.

A new border wall battle

February 15, 2019
President Trump averts another government shutdown, declares national emergency.
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Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

February 15, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump formally declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation of powers.
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‘Off the rails’: Inside Trump’s attempt to claim victory in his border wall defeat

February 15, 2019
Robert Costa, Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
After three weeks of pained negotiations to keep the federal government open, President Trump almost blew the whole thing up again on Thursday.
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What’s in the massive border security and funding bill?

February 15, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
Overnight Thursday, lawmakers dropped a massive, 1,700-page funding and border security package. The legislation, known as a “conference report,” was crafted by leaders in both the House and Senate in hopes of avoiding a second shutdown of government agencies.
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