• Appropriators Work Toward Deal Before Dec. 20 Shutdown

    Appropriators Work Toward Deal Before Dec. 20 Shutdown0

    The federal government is currently operating under a continuing resolution that expires at the end of next week. Members and staff of the House and Senate appropriations committees worked throughout the weekend in hopes of passing all 12 spending bills before the Dec. 20 deadline. House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said last week

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  • Special Committee Weighing a Return of Earmarks

    Special Committee Weighing a Return of Earmarks0

    A select committee formed to update House rules may consider re-instating earmarks. The practice was banned after a series of high-profile scandals. The bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, led by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is reviewing a wide range of ways to ease Capitol Hill gridlock, including whether

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  • Negotiators Hope for Spending Deal this Weekend

    Negotiators Hope for Spending Deal this Weekend0

    House and Senate appropriators are trying to settle differences over the next few days in an attempt to pass all 12 annual appropriations bills by Dec. 20, when current government spending runs out. “I’m more enthusiastic than I was a couple of days ago,” said the Senate Appropriations Committee’s top Democrat, Patrick Leahy (Vt.), according

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  • Smith: Administration Has More Border Money than It Can Spend

    Smith: Administration Has More Border Money than It Can Spend0

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Senate Republicans should not hold up last-minute deals by insisting on additional border wall funding, because the administration can’t spend the border funds it currently has. The White House transferred money from military construction projects and other funds but doesn’t have enough time to spend the

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  • Appropriators Hope to Resolve Disputes this Week

    Appropriators Hope to Resolve Disputes this Week0

    Appropriators hope to work out preliminary differences in their spending bills this week, lawmakers said Wednesday. “It’s slow, but at least we’re moving forward,” said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, according to CQ. It will be up to House and Senate leaders to work out differences on the

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  • Appropriations: House Dems Want All or Nothing; Another CR May Be in Store

    Appropriations: House Dems Want All or Nothing; Another CR May Be in Store0

    House Democrats will insist that negotiators agree on all 12 spending bills before bringing any of them up for a vote, CQ reported Tuesday, citing “sources familiar with strategy talks.” Senate Defense Appropriations Committee ranking member Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Democrats want to make sure lawmakers don’t simply pass the DOD spending bill and put

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