Government finance

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Wednesday were finalizing a long-term budget deal that would avert a looming government shutdown, as a leader of House conservatives predicted the group's objections to big spending increases would not be enough to block it. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 07, 2018 - 12:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see a...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 9:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see a...
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From left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaking, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, meet with reporters following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 8:30 p.m. House Democrats have canceled their annual retreat as lawmakers struggle to approve a short-term spending bill to avoid another government shutdown. Democrats were set to gather on Maryland's Eastern...
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From left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaking, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, meet with reporters following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would prevent the government from shutting down at midnight Thursday. The mostly party-line vote sends the bill to the Senate, which...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. Less than a week ago, Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve,” he said, extolling how the country had come together in recent times of tragedy. A week later, such talk is but a distant memory. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's call in the State of the Union address last week for a new era of bipartisan cooperation seems like a distant memory. Now, he's calling Democrats "un-American" and perhaps "treasonous" for not clapping during that address — part of a larger trend of recent...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, walks to a Republican strategy conference at the Capitol as House GOP leaders are proposing to keep the government open for another six weeks by adding a year's worth of Pentagon funding to a stopgap spending bill, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling for another government shutdown if Democrats refuse to back his proposed changes to U.S. immigration law. "I'd love to see a shutdown," if Democrats refuse to back his...
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