Filibusters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, walk to the chamber after collaborating on an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 07, 2018 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its...
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With a sign hanging above that says "DACA Si, Trump No," Capitol Police hold their posts as people participate in civil disobedience in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in the Russell Rotunda, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ended an eight-hour filibuster aimed at forcing a House vote on protections for young immigrants known as "Dreamers." The California Democrat took to the House floor...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks with other members of Congress to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, to begin a vote on a short term spending bill to reopen the government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Congress has approved a bipartisan agreement to re-open the federal government after a three-day partial shutdown. The House approved the bill, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18. President Donald Trump is...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Senate leaders have reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in a fight over immigration in return for assurances from Republican leaders that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young "dreamers"...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell...
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From left, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., gather to wait for their vehicles as they leave the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 22, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The No. 2 Senate Republican says President Donald Trump is eager to involve himself in the immigration debate and "reach a solution." Texas Sen. John Cornyn says he and five other GOP senators met Monday with Trump at...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senate leaders reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats "have come to their senses" and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government. Trump says his administration will make a long-term...
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Celebrating their bipartisan effort, senators gather outside the chamber following a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. From left are, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says Monday is "a day to celebrate" after roughly 25 senators from both parties helped negotiate an end to the government shutdown. The Republican says the group shared a common determination...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown...
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Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as day three of the government shutdown continues, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
January 22, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
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