GOP Seeking to Avoid Shutdown

House leaders are hoping to end the threat of a government shutdown by holding a vote later today on another short-term spending bill to fund the government through Feb. 16. There is opposition to the bill from both conservative Republicans who are increasingly frustrated about the lack of long-term funding for the military, and Democrats… Read more »

GOP May Skip Budget Process

Republican leaders may skip trying to pass a budget this year, according to POLITICO, which would effectively kill any possibility of repealing Obamacare or revamping entitlement programs this year. Foregoing a budget this year would limit with GOP leaders could pass because it would preclude them from using the reconciliation tool that allowed them to… Read more »

Another Short-Term Funding Bill Likely

Congressional leaders from both parties met with White House staff yesterday to begin hashing out a budget deal and avoid another government shutdown threat. Before the meeting, however, there was a lot of political posturing about the upcoming Jan. 19 deadline to avoid a shutdown. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to… Read more »

GOP Leaders Tamp Down Shutdown Talk

The House is set to vote today on a short-term funding bill to keep the government open for another two weeks and prevent a shutdown. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he’s confident Republicans have the votes to pass a continuing resolution to fund government agencies until Dec. 22, buying lawmakers more time to send a… Read more »

GOP, Democrats Spar Over Government Funding

With just a week left to reach a deal to fund the government, President Trump and Democratic leaders took turns this week asserting who the country would blame if there is a government shutdown. Though congressional leaders said talks will continue, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cancelled… Read more »