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WASHINGTON | Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has appointed Florida Rep. Kathy Castor to lead a special committee on climate change that replaces one eliminated by Republicans in 2011. Pelosi says Castor brings experience, energy and “urgency to the existential threat of the climate crisis” facing the United States and the world. Castor is set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

WASHINGTON | Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump‘s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON | No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown would be ‘stupid’

WASHINGTON — A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown would be ‘stupid’

WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

WASHINGTON— Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the likelihood of a partial government shutdown. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was holding parts of the government “hostage to a petty campaign … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened a contentious meeting with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | Pelosi takes hard line on paying for Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON— House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall — a top Trump priority — and legal protections for so-called Dreamers, a key Democratic goal, should not be linked, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi takes hard line on paying for Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON | Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump‘s border wall, as business in the Capitol came to a standstill for ceremonies honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The stopgap measure would keep the government funded through Dec. 21, two weeks after a Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON | Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who urged him to resign

WASHINGTON  — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion column, published in USA Today on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who urged him to resign