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Trump budget proposal counts on optimistic growth, deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading Trump budget proposal counts on optimistic growth, deep cuts

Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading Pelosi rejects Trump’s proposed budget cuts as ‘cruel’

The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s proposed 2020 budget (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump’s budget chief confirms that the president will ask Congress for $8.6 billion for his proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico as part of his 2020 budget proposal. Russ Vought, the acting director of … Continue reading The Latest: Trump 2020 budget seeks $8.6B for wall

24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

WASHINGTON(AP) — A group of 23 Democratic and one Republican senators asked President Donald Trump Thursday to protect Venezuelan citizens currently in the United States from deportation, given the crisis rocking the South American country. The 24 senators, including Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, asked Trump to designate Venezuelans for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Florida’s Marco Rubio … Continue reading 24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

WASHINGTON | Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States. The bill, which will be introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York later this week, is likely to add to growing tension between the U.S. and China, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | APNewsBreak: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told The Associated Press he and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will introduce the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018. The bill would have the U.S. Justice … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | APNewsBreak: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

NEW YORK | Schumer: FAA too slow tackling airline seat size concerns

NEW YORK — The Senate’s top Democrat says the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t moving fast enough to roll out a plan to stop airlines from shrinking passengers’ seats. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal officials should be doing more to comply with a law to establish minimum seat size standards for airplanes. The law, part of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Schumer: FAA too slow tackling airline seat size concerns

ALBANY, N.Y | Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y.— U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls. Schumer is calling on the federal government to take steps to help prevent drowning deaths. The Senate minority leader from … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US