Appropriations

July 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling. "The Russians attacked our democracy. They will be back, and we are...
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July 18, 2018 - 9:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave his "full and total endorsement" to Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Democrats see as competitive after Hillary Clinton narrowly carried it in the last presidential election. Trump tweeted his support for the four-...
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People hold a rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order that the girl and boy be reunited with their families. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' fight over President Donald Trump's now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's budget legislation (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Pennsylvania has budget peace, for now, and spending authorization intact a week early for the upcoming fiscal year. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed a $32.7 billion budget package, avoiding...
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June 07, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday took up a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money, a move that's designed to demonstrate fiscal discipline in Washington even though it wouldn't have much of an impact on spiraling deficits. The measure would take a mostly...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill, and he insists that he'll get full funding for his border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2018 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, accompanied by Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, and a member of his security, left, arrives to testify before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Pruitt goes before a Senate panel Wednesday as he faces a growing number of federal ethics investigations over his lavish spending on travel and security. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 16, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 11:56 a.m. EPA chief Scott Pruitt is denying that a member of his press staff sought to plant negative media reports about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of deflecting attention from...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government's books. The plan wouldn't have much practical impact on targeted programs such as the popular Children's Health Insurance Program. But the move would take away...
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May 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is unveiling a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year's $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone. The White House said it is sending the so-called rescissions package to lawmakers Tuesday. Two administration...
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