• Trump Takes Short-Term Spending Bill off the Table

    Trump Takes Short-Term Spending Bill off the Table0

    The showdown that has the federal government partially shut down continues. President Trump on Monday said no to a short-term spending bill that would fund the government for three weeks to allow for more negotiations on whether to build a wall on the Southern border. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had pushed the approach to the

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  • House Passes FY’19 Defense Spending Package, Sending it to White House

    House Passes FY’19 Defense Spending Package, Sending it to White House0

    The Pentagon is on the cusp of receiving a full-year spending measure for fiscal 2019 after the House on Wednesday easily adopted the conference report for a two-bill spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles. The legislation, which provides $606.5 billion for the base defense budget and $67.9 billion in overseas contingency funds, now

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  • Trump Still Wavering over Possible Shutdown

    Trump Still Wavering over Possible Shutdown0

    A tweet by President Trump on Thursday added a measure of doubt to the expectation he would sign a two-bill fiscal 2019 spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles and provide the Pentagon will full-year funding from the start of the fiscal year. After easily clearing the Senate on Tuesday, the package — which

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