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  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday, giving lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like defense spending still unresolved. The Senate passed a stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The...

  • *Lawmakers must settle $1 trillion in spending priorities. The Senate passed the stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to Republican President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Congress on Friday passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, with contentious issues remaining to be resolved. Congress has been tied in knots over $1 trillion in spending priorities for months.

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    It gives negotiators until next Friday to resolve differences over a $1 trillion bill financing federal agencies through Sept. 30.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year. After the House passed the measure by a tally of 382-30, the legislation went the Senate, where Republican...

  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speak following a meeting with President Barack Obama on congressional Republicans' effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2017.

    Congress is expected to pass a measure to keep the government running for a week while it negotiates a longer-term funding bill.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- An adviser to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Wednesday the distressed U.S. territory would not necessarily file for bankruptcy if it failed to reach a debt restructuring deal with creditors before Monday's negotiating deadline. "It depends on legal actions, if go after our officials, Elias Sanchez, Rossellos liaison to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- An adviser to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Wednesday the distressed U.S. territory would not necessarily file for bankruptcy if it failed to reach a debt restructuring deal with creditors before Monday's negotiating deadline. "It depends on legal actions, if go after our officials, Elias Sanchez, Rossellos liaison to...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan greeted as an opening gambit by his fellow Republicans in Congress. The plan was unveiled at the White House by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn. Mnuchin called the proposals "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump's tax plan, due to be unveiled on Wednesday and proposing to sharply cut rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the United States, was likely to be treated by Congress as just an opening gambit. Trump's proposals were expected to be unveiled at the White House at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday by...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The U.S. Congress was moving closer to crafting a deal to avoid shutting down at the stroke of midnight on Friday, but the details and even broad strokes of an agreement were still murky. Some lawmakers are optimistic they can hammer out a budget bill to take the government to the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, while others see Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. But on Tuesday night, some leading Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate expressed optimism that...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. But on Tuesday night, some leading Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate expressed optimism that...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. There was growing sentiment in Congress that they will need to opt for a short-term extension of current...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. Trump's fellow Republicans control both chambers of Congress but the current funding bill, which has to be...

  • Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (L) (D-NY) looks on as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The big unknown on the larger Obamacare repeal-and-replace battle is whether the GOP can agree on reform, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON— Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. Trump's apparent flexibility on the U.S.- Mexico wall issue, however, seemed to...

  • Trump, in a private meeting with conservative media outlets, said he may wait until Republicans begin drafting the budget blueprint for the fiscal year that starts on Oct. 1 to seek government funds for building a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, the White House confirmed. Trump, whose approval ratings have slid since he took office, is facing a Friday deadline...

  • President Donald Trump pressed Democrats on Monday to include funds for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, but a White House- backed bill to gut former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, popularly...