The Senate is highly unlikely to pass the legislation, which funds agencies responsible for federal law enforcement activities, airport security screenings, space exploration and farm programs, by a midnight deadline on Friday. Trump had said he would not sign a Senate- passed bill to keep the government running through Feb. 8 because it lacked funds for the...
WASHINGTON, Dec 20- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday added $5 billion to a government spending bill for President Donald Trump's wall on the southern border with Mexico, a move that boosted the odds of a partial federal shutdown on Saturday. The bill must return to the Senate, where it is unlikely to find the Democratic votes needed to pass it.
Republicans in the House of Representatives scrambled to amend a Senate- passed bill to appease Trump after he said he would not sign the legislation, clearing the measure for debate. Any measure that funds the government must include border security, "Trump said at a White House event. Trump has demanded $5 billion to put toward building a wall on the U.S. border...
Trump announced his decision during a closed-door meeting at the White House with a group of House Republican leaders, who afterward told reporters that they would try to craft a version of the legislation including $5 billion that Trump had demanded to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Earlier on Thursday, Trump had grumbled on Twitter that a version...
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to back down from a fight over his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying talk about the wall was distracting from the work being done by border patrol and the military.
"Investors like certainty," Kenneth Duberstein told CNBC. "Any perceived foreign or domestic uncertainty creates problems for the markets."
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports he'd discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is expected to remain at his post for the foreseeable future, according to three Trump associates and two White House officials.
The move signals a sharp escalation in the ongoing tensions between Trump's allies in Congress and Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
The conservative Jim Jordan's bid to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — who is not seeking re-election to his seat in Congress — comes as Jordan supports a new effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
House Republicans leaders are considering separate legislation that would address family separations at the border after struggling to find consensus on a broader immigration plan.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives.
House leaders want to push fractured Republicans toward consensus on immigration.
The U.S. Congress, facing a Friday midnight deadline, toiled to finish writing a $1.2 trillion bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30.
Possible tweaks include making individual tax cuts permanent or changing capital gains tax policy.
Lawmakers prepared to hold a Tuesday vote on a short-term government funding measure to avoid a rerun of January's three-day partial shutdown.
The rule keeps speakers in the House from allowing votes unless the majority party is unified behind it. Vox reports.
A website claiming to track Russian influence in real time showed that Russia-linked Twitter accounts helped #ReleaseTheMemo go viral.