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Trump not happy, but may live with budget deal

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a...

Trump threatens another government shutdown

President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in...

GOP controls Congress but Dems win budget fights

Under President Barack Obama and a GOP-controlled Congress, Capitol Hill Democrats had to scratch and claw for months to get tiny increases for domestic...

Spending bill tops $1.3 trillion in first round of funding

Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill neared completion Wednesday as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a...

Republicans keeping low profiles in Washington

After last year’s successful drive to cut taxes, what does the majority party in Congress do for an encore? The answer for Republicans seems...

Bipartisan spending bill emerges from Senate

Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost...

Senate seeks budget deal; Trump wants shutdown

Senate negotiators were finalizing a long-term budget deal Wednesday that would avert a looming government shutdown, as a leader of House conservatives predicted the...

Trillion-dollar deficits returning to America

The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just...

Somehow, Trump and Congress made it through the year

Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress. Trump’s major...

Stopgap spending bill averts government shutdown

The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the...