Spending bill

WASHINGTON | Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from Whitaker

WASHINGTON — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. “Democrats in the House and Senate are going … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from Whitaker

WASHINGTON | Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

WASHINGTON — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. Schumer pointed to Whitaker’s “history of hostile … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

WASHINGTON | Ryan confident Trump will sign bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s confident President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill that averts a looming government shutdown, even though the bill does not pay for Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said he and other GOP leaders have spoken to Trump in recent days, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan confident Trump will sign bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON | Senate backs wide-ranging spending bill

WASHINGTON— The Senate has approved a catch-all spending bill that funds a wide swath of government programs, from Interior and environment to agriculture, transportation, housing, Treasury and federal courts. The $154.2 billion measure combines four spending bills into one and brings the Senate more than halfway to completing its 12 mandatory spending bills for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate backs wide-ranging spending bill

Border wall, Hudson River project hold up spending bill

WASHINGTON /March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump’s border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill’s most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved. An agreement could be announced as … Continue reading Border wall, Hudson River project hold up spending bill

The Latest: House narrowly passes short-term spending bill

WASHINGTON/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The Senate’s 66-32 vote sent the … Continue reading The Latest: House narrowly passes short-term spending bill

Congress clears temporary spending bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure passed the House on a 231-188 vote over Democratic … Continue reading Congress clears temporary spending bill to avert shutdown

The Latest: Top Senate Dem wants passage of spending bill

WASHINGTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Senate’s top Democrat says he’s committed to Senate passage of a temporary spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend — though he’s not yet backing a new House measure. … Continue reading The Latest: Top Senate Dem wants passage of spending bill