The proposal to reduce the IRS budget to $11.3 billion and impose new rules on how the agency collects taxes follows a series of scandals last year, including some embarrassing IRS training videos that spoofed the TV show "Star Trek," with one staffer starring as Mr.
WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Monday unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill aimed at boosting funding levels slightly for the military and domestic programs and preventing another shutdown of federal agencies.
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels for two years by Dec. 2 so that Congress can pass annual spending bills and avoid another government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Hopes for a resolution of Washington's fiscal crisis in the next day or two faded on Capitol Hill on Saturday, as President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a deal with Republicans in the House of Representatives sputtered.
WASHINGTON, Sept 20- A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took center stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government but only if President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law is ransacked.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives predicted on Tuesday a tough battle for averting a government shutdown on Oct. 1, saying the atmosphere in Congress is worse than it was in 1995-96 when a similar funding impasse closed federal agencies.