• Congress Has Narrowly Averted a Government Shutdown, for Now

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    The U.S. Congress moved rapidly on Thursday to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and a range of other controversial issues for the coming weeks.
    The House of Representatives, working against a Friday midnight deadline, approved legislation in a 235-193 vote to fund a wide range of federal programs through Dec. 22.
    The Senate followed up by approving the bill 81-14. The White House has said Trump will sign it into law.
    The measure creates more time for a reckoning between Republicans and...
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  • Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    9 days ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve came as all...
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  • What DACA Has to Do With a Government Shutdown

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Looking to prevent a government shutdown, President Trump and congressional leadership met Thursday to discuss the issues surrounding the passage of a long-term spending deal. The meeting was a make-up for a late November meeting that Democratic leaders skipped in protest of the president tweeting that they wanted “illegal immigrants flooding into our country unchecked” earlier that morning.
    So what does a tweet about immigration have to do with a budget deal? It's all about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and the full story is much longer than a tweet.
    In September...
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