Congress Expected to Pass Spending Package

Lawmakers have finalized a massive spending bill and border security compromise that is expected to pass both the House and Senate later this evening. The final deal appears to have broad support, despite some lingering criticism from the far right and far left. The compromise, reached by a bipartisan conference committee, includes just $1.375 billion… Read more »

Trump Won’t Sign Short-Term CR

House leaders who met with President Trump today said he will not sign a seven-week stopgap spending measure that does not include additional funding for a border wall. The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8, moving a step closer to averting a partial government shutdown at the end… Read more »

Government Shutdown Looms Next Week

A partial government shutdown is possible at the end of next week unless President Trump and congressional leaders resolve an impasse over funding for Trump’s long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House on Tuesday and refused to back… Read more »

Congress Postpones Spending Fight

Both the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution today to fund the government for two weeks, through Dec. 21, to allow more time to negotiate funding for nine Cabinet departments and dozens of smaller federal agencies. President Trump has said he will sign the stopgap funding measure, but he still wants $5 billion for… Read more »