Appropriations

November 18, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats released a temporary government-wide funding bill Monday to forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation. The legislation faces a House vote Tuesday as...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, early Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 12, 2019 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. The politically explosive hearings and the possibility of impeachment and a trial create yet another layer of complications for senior...
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In this Oct. 29, 2019, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to the podium with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bitter fight over funding for border fencing is imperiling Capitol Hill efforts to forge progress on more than $1.4 trillion worth of overdue spending bills. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 31, 2019 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a long-overdue, $209 billion bundle of bipartisan spending bills Thursday, but a bitter fight over funding demanded by President Donald Trump for border fencing imperils broader Capitol Hill efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of annual Cabinet agency budgets...
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In this Oct. 29, 2019, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to the podium with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bitter fight over funding for border fencing is imperiling Capitol Hill efforts to forge progress on more than $1.4 trillion worth of overdue spending bills. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 31, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a long-overdue, $209 billion bundle of bipartisan spending bills Thursday, but a bitter fight over funding demanded by President Donald Trump for border fencing continues to imperil broader Capitol Hill efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of annual Cabinet...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor during session in Springfield, Ill. Arroyo, has been arrested on a federal public corruption charge, becoming another in a series of top state Democrats targeted over the past year by federal prosecutors. Arroyo appeared in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Prosecutors told a magistrate judge that the Chicago Democrat is accused of "offering an illicit payment to an official." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
October 28, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A state lawmaker at the Illinois Capitol sought to bribe another state lawmaker, offering $2,500 a month in exchange for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday. Rep. Luis Arroyo, 65, made the offer on Aug. 2 and...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor during session in Springfield, Ill. Arroyo, has been arrested on a federal public corruption charge, becoming another in a series of top state Democrats targeted over the past year by federal prosecutors. Arroyo appeared in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Prosecutors told a magistrate judge that the Chicago Democrat is accused of "offering an illicit payment to an official." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
October 28, 2019 - 12:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state lawmaker appeared in court Monday on a public corruption charge, becoming the latest in a series of top state Democrats targeted by federal prosecutors. Rep. Luis Arroyo made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Chicago, where a prosecutor told a...
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President Donald Trump speaks, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 23, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military assistance package for Ukraine that's at the center of the impeachment inquiry started as a mere line item in a massive spending bill. The aid was little discussed, was noncontroversial and was approved with strong bipartisan support. Sending military equipment and...
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Vegetation is piled in preparation of new border wall construction Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, south of Donna, Texas.(Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing protests from Democrats who say he is again abusing his powers. The move would shift $129 million to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators _ and they’re returning to work this coming week with mixed hopes of success. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 13, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lowey, the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee and a 31-year veteran of Congress, says she will retire at the end of next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 10, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nita Lowey, the first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee and a 31-year veteran of Congress, announced Thursday that she will retire at the end of next year. The 82-year-old New York Democrat tweeted that it's been a "deep honor and privilege to serve my...
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