Budget bill

The Latest: Budget bill blocked by forest naming dispute

WASHINGTON /March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 11:40 p.m. A fresh obstacle — whether to rename a national forest in Idaho — has been tossed in front of the mammoth spending bill Congress is trying to finish. Idaho Republican Sen. James Risch … Continue reading The Latest: Budget bill blocked by forest naming dispute

The Latest: Doug Jones says he’ll vote for budget bill

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Newly minted Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is breaking ranks with party leaders and will vote for the House-passed Republican bill preventing a federal shutdown. Jones tells The Associated Press he will “reluctantly” vote for the measure … Continue reading The Latest: Doug Jones says he’ll vote for budget bill