Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump signs spending plan, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections. That’s according to a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the action. Trump signed the legislation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump signs spending plan, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON | Congress set to keep gov’t open, delay action on border wall

WASHINGTON— Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of additional money for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress set to keep gov’t open, delay action on border wall

LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch, including Congress and the Capitol police. Trump signed the measures Friday during an event at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, where he stressed … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The House on Thursday approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON  — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. Senators approved a $147 billion package Wednesday night to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. The bill is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

The Latest: Rand Paul ready to keep Senate open all night

WASHINGTON/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Sen. Rand Paul says he is prepared to keep the Senate in session all night to protest a bipartisan budget deal that increases the federal deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars. The Kentucky Republican says he expects … Continue reading The Latest: Rand Paul ready to keep Senate open all night

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other … Continue reading Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell raised some Democrats’ hopes for a quick end to the government shutdown Monday, saying “I hope and intend” to reach agreement soon on immigration and other contentious issues — if the Democrats agree now to a stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks. The … Continue reading McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3