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Congress Reaches Deal on Disaster Relief After Six-Month Fight

Congress Reaches Deal on Disaster Relief After Six-Month Fight

Lawmakers said that they agreed to a $19.1 billion disaster-aid bill after months of disagreement and that President Donald Trump said he will sign it.
Trump Sacrifices Agenda for Fight Over Democrats’ Probes, Unnerving GOP Allies

Trump Sacrifices Agenda for Fight Over Democrats’ Probes, Unnerving GOP Allies

Donald Trump’s dramatic decision to blow up infrastructure negotiations amid swirling talk of impeachment revealed a president willing to abandon the remainder of his first-term legislative agenda for
Negotiators Say They’re Closer to a Deal to Prevent Another Shutdown

Negotiators Say They’re Closer to a Deal to Prevent Another Shutdown

The top Democrat and Republican working on a border-security deal said they’re nearing an accord but that negotiations may go into the weekend, with a week left to pass a spending bill to avert
Mulvaney Says Trump Can Get His Wall With ‘Executive Authority’

Mulvaney Says Trump Can Get His Wall With ‘Executive Authority’

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said if Congress doesn’t agree to President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border “we’ll figure out a way to do
Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congressional Republicans missed another target to unveil a $1.3 trillion spending bill, as talks continued early Wednesday with just days remaining for House and Senate votes to avert a third
Congress Stalled on $1.2 Trillion Bill as Shutdown Clock Ticks

Congress Stalled on $1.2 Trillion Bill as Shutdown Clock Ticks

Republican attempts to cobble together a comprehensive $1.2 trillion spending bill remained stalled Tuesday, pushing House and Senate votes on the package closer to a deadline at the end of the work
Trump Demands Throw Wrench Into Lawmaker Talks on Spending Bill

Trump Demands Throw Wrench Into Lawmaker Talks on Spending Bill

House and Senate members are struggling to negotiate a $1.2 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government open after March 23.
Democrats Seek New FBI Funding to Counter Russian Election Meddling

Democrats Seek New FBI Funding to Counter Russian Election Meddling

Top House and Senate Democrats want to add $300 million in new FBI funds to a government spending bill next month to bolster America’s defenses against foreign interference in U.S. elections and
Pressure Rises on Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling in Coming Weeks

Pressure Rises on Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling in Coming Weeks

Congress came under increased pressure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling following two reports forecasting that the federal government will run out of cash within a matter of weeks.
House GOP to Add $81 Billion Disaster Package to Stopgap Funding

House GOP to Add $81 Billion Disaster Package to Stopgap Funding

House Republican leaders will add $81 billion in hurricane and wildfire recovery aid to a temporary spending bill needed to keep the government open after Friday, as lawmakers in the Senate cobble
Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump’s $12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding

Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump’s $12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding

The Trump administration’s proposed $12 billion initiative to reduce future flood damage met with skepticism in Congress.
Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

Trump $44 Billion Aid Request Puts Off Puerto Rico Demands

The White House asked Congress for $44 billion in hurricane aid, including funds designated for Texas and Florida, while most of Puerto Rico’s needs would be addressed in a future request.