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  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had ignited criticism of Trump from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had ignited criticism of Trump from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is starting to look like Corporate America's shadow president. The 61- year-old banker has made more than a dozen trips to Washington so far this year to press a broad agenda with a range of influential policymakers, people who attended the meetings or are familiar with his schedule said.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is starting to look like Corporate America's shadow president. The 61- year-old banker has made more than a dozen trips to Washington so far this year to press a broad agenda with a range of influential policymakers, people who attended the meetings or are familiar with his schedule said.

  • President Donald Trump meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (2nd L), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd R), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) and other congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2017.

    Trump may be taking a page out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's playbook with his deal with Democrats but that could prove dangerous, says National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru.

  • *Senate passes disaster aid, fiscal package; sends to House. WASHINGTON, Sept 7- President Donald Trump on Thursday embraced a suggestion from the Senate's top Democrat to end congressional battles over the U.S. debt ceiling, a day after he stunned fellow Republicans by striking a major budget deal with the opposition party. The Senate voted 80-17 to approve the...

  • President Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Republican Congressional leaders about tax reform at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2017.

    Odds are falling that Republicans can achieve their last best hope of a 2017 policy breakthrough with major tax reform

  • *Senate passes disaster aid, fiscal package; sends to House. WASHINGTON, Sept 7- President Donald Trump on Thursday embraced the idea raised by the Senate's top Democrat of ending the need for Congress to periodically raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a day after stunning fellow Republicans by striking a major debt limit and spending deal with the opposition party.

  • GOP conservatives push back against Trump's deal with Democrats

    The bill suffered a setback when it was rejected by the Republican Study Committee.

  • *Senate passes disaster aid, fiscal package; sends to House. WASHINGTON, Sept 7- President Donald Trump embraced the idea on Thursday of ending the need for periodic raises of the ceiling on U.S. debt by Congress, again siding with Democrats a day after stunning fellow Republicans by striking a deal with the opposition party on the debt limit and federal spending.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, along with measures that would fund the federal government and raise its borrowing limit through Dec. 8. The 80-17 Senate vote came after the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved roughly $8 billion in...

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office on Sept. 6, 2017.

    The Senate approved a package that includes hurricane recovery funds, a debt ceiling extension and temporary government funding.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan expressed confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a major but elusive goal for President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans. "We want America to wake up on New Year's Day 2018 with a new tax system,"...

  • The Senate was expected to vote on Thursday afternoon on the deal Trump hammered out with Democrats on Wednesday. But any bill passed by the Senate would have to go back to the House of Representatives for final approval, and the measure faced stiff opposition from House conservatives who traditionally favor strict curbs on federal spending.

  • Pelosi told reporters that Trump tweeted the message at her request to make clear that the "Dreamers" wouldn't be deported during the six-month period that Congress has to act. The White House later said that Trump had also spoken by phone on Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- A disaster-relief bill moving through the U.S. Congress grew significantly in size even as Hurricane Irma threatened Florida's coast, and the Senate was hurrying to approve the measure as early as Thursday. Senate negotiators, eyeing urgent requests from Florida officials who are expecting heavy damage from Hurricane Irma, have nearly...

  • Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.

    Mnuchin also tells Fox Business that President Trump has not made any decisions on appointments to the Fed.

  • WASHINGTON/ ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 6- P resident Donald Trump forged a surprising deal with Democrats in Congress on Wednesday to extend the U.S. debt limit and provide government funding until Dec. 15, embracing his political adversaries and blindsiding fellow Republicans in a rare bipartisan accord. Trump, living up to his reputation for unpredictability,...