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    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday was poised to advance a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown.

  • Earlier, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House had vowed to oppose the CR until...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday was poised to advance a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Democrats and Republicans agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its water crisis. Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours...

  • Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House have vowed to oppose the CR until Republicans agree to an aid package...

  • Demonstrators protest over the Flint, Michigan contaminated water crisis, March 6, 2015.

    Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives have agreed to a deal that could clear the way for funding the federal government beyond Friday.

  • Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal on Tuesday hours after a stopgap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Only 45 senators in the Republican-controlled 100- seat Senate voted in favor of a procedural step needed for consideration of a...

  • McConnell is looking for a way out of the legislative box canyon that doesn't include capitulating on Flint, which GOP leaders fear would start a revolt among House tea party conservatives. The Senate has passed $220 million worth of aid to Flint and other cities grappling with lead-tainted water and want the package added to the temporary spending bill.

  • "My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. Obama said he hoped Congress can make "modest progress" before the Nov. 8 elections and he was "even more hopeful we can get some things done," after them.

  • President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, a majority Republican panel that some market analysts saw as favorable for bondholders of the U.S. territory, which has been crippled by a $70 billion debt crisis. Among the board members, who Obama appointed on...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The Obama administration on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, plagued by a chronic economic slump and $70 billion debt crisis, a panel some market analysts saw as favorable for the U.S. territory's bondholders. Board members, appointed by Obama on the recommendation of...

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    U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources said.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday they would advance legislation next year to chop individual and corporate U.S. tax rates. The tax plan, unveiled by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol, is the sixth and final plank of a conservative policy agenda being rolled out in an effort...

  • June 23- A federal court's striking down of the government's designation of insurer MetLife Inc as "too-big-to-fail" could undermine efforts to head off another financial crisis, authors of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law said. In a brief filed on Thursday with a federal appeals court, former Senator Chris Dodd, former Representative Barney...

  • A potential customer browses guns on display.

    Led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats are trying to force a vote on gun control, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday moved toward passage of legislation creating a federal control board to help Puerto Rico cope with crippling debt that is wreaking havoc throughout the island's economy. The "Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act", according to House Speaker Paul Ryan's office, would "...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday was poised to pass legislation creating a federal control board to help Puerto Rico cope with a crippling debt that already is wreaking havoc throughout the island's economy. The legislation, according to a statement by House Speaker Paul Ryan's office, would "protect American taxpayers, stop...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday backed a plan to help Puerto Rico escape crippling debt and expand the economy, a move that could put a rescue before the House of Representatives within days. Under the plan, investors may not sue Puerto Rico while the oversight board does its work, and all the island's creditors could face a loss despite recent...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico's unpayable debt burden, which now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some of its roughly $70 billion in debt while trying to cope with a 45 percent poverty rate among its 3.5...