Budget agreement

Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

WASHINGTON  /February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the … Continue reading Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

The Latest: Senate passes massive budget agreement

WASHINGTON  /February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The bill now moves to the House. Senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily overcoming objections from Republican … Continue reading The Latest: Senate passes massive budget agreement

The Latest: Senate goes into recess, ensuring shutdown

WASHINGTON /February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 11 p.m. A short government shutdown is assured as the Senate has recessed until just after a Thursday midnight deadline to pass a temporary funding bill. Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul sparked the shutdown after blocking repeated attempts by … Continue reading The Latest: Senate goes into recess, ensuring shutdown

The Latest: Senate leaders reach budget agreement

WASHINGTON/February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. Senators hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the … Continue reading The Latest: Senate leaders reach budget agreement