Government budgets

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues. The handshake agreement was announced by the...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. The vote along party lines was 230-192. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill would cap...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attends a health care event at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 12, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a White House candidate, Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions of dollars by negotiating prescription drug prices. Legislation expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday would deliver that and much more. But Trump's not on board, the White House is...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Truckee Meadow Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Reno, Nev. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s signature “wealth tax” would bring in at least $1 trillion less in new government revenue than the Democratic presidential candidate estimates while ultimately shrinking the economy over the next 30 years, according to a new academic analysis. The Massachusetts...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Truckee Meadow Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Reno, Nev. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s signature “wealth tax” would bring in at least $1 trillion less in new government revenue than the Democratic presidential candidate estimates while ultimately shrinking the economy over the next 30 years, according to a new academic analysis. The Massachusetts...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Truckee Meadow Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Reno, Nev. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s signature “wealth tax” would bring in at least $1 billion less in new government revenue than the Democratic presidential candidate estimates while ultimately shrinking the economy over the next 30 years, according to a new academic analysis. The Massachusetts...
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December 11, 2019 - 5:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer people during the 2019 budget year than last year, in part because resources were shifted to help handle the massive surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency said Wednesday. And the average number of immigrants in...
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December 11, 2019 - 4:08 pm
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer people during the 2019 budget year than last year, in part because resources were shifted to help handle the massive surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency said Wednesday. And the average number of immigrants in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo mist rolls over the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for November. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit rose by 2% last month to $209 billion, another step in a journey back toward $1 trillion-a-year budget shortfalls. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that the federal government took in $225 billion in tax and other revenue but spent a record $434...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal, D-Mass., left, and other House members, speaks at a news conference to discuss the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican issued a downbeat assessment of talks on a government spending bill Wednesday, warning that it will require a “laser focus from both parties and both chambers" to meet next week's deadline and avert a federal shutdown. Across the Capitol, House Speaker...
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