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  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Keen to score his first major legislative win since taking office in January, Trump has been personally engaged in building support among fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives for an effort that has already twice collapsed. The effort is showing Trump how hard it is to manage factions among the...

  • Democrats were happy that funding for Trump's Mexico border wall was not included. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that maybe a government shutdown would not be so bad and that Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. His comment frustrated some of his fellow Republicans in...

  • Trump tweeted on Tuesday that maybe a government shutdown would not be so bad and that Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. But with his healthcare reform effort flagging, Trump has been unable to get a major piece of legislation through a U.S. Congress controlled...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they were closer to agreeing on a reworked bill to overhaul the nation's healthcare system but still lacked the votes to pass it, as President Donald Trump pressed lawmakers for a vote. The White House has been pressuring House Republicans to push ahead with legislation to repeal...

  • President Donald Trump endorsed a government shutdown later this year in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that also urged Republicans to consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. Trump also backed the so-called "nuclear option" for legislation but added that the party could strengthen its...

  • President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass legislation without any Democratic support, as they have already done to get a Supreme Court nominee approved. Trump called for the so-called "nuclear option" but also said the party could strengthen its hand by winning more Senate seats in the...

  • President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after attending a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017.

    Conservatives should recognize that Trump is a man overmatched by his job, writes National Review's Kevin Williamson.

  • The steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. President Donald Trump later signed the legislation, 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 trillion in...

  • 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 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • President Donald Trump

    Trump's job performance may often be described as "failing, but he's still comfortably a billionaire, writes Vox's Matt Yglesias.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

    It's just a matter of how long it will take to get the deal finalized, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., told CNBC.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    Congress is looking to avert a shutdown as government funding expires Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. Only Congress can make major tax law changes, and Democrats immediately attacked the...