Legislation

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., top, is met by reporters at the Capitol after he and Speaker Paul Ryan returned from the White House as Congress tries to pass legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 21, 2018 - 2:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The Republican-led House has approved funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The House voted 217-185,...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the chamber after the Republican-led House approved funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it has almost no chance of passing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2018 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, White House Adviser Jared Kushner waves as he arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. Kushner's family company plans to buy another property in a New Jersey beach town where developers can get big tax breaks thanks to a new federal program pushed by Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 20, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner's family company is buying another property in a New Jersey beach town where developers can get big tax breaks thanks to a new federal program pushed by Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump. The Kushner Cos. is negotiating to buy land already approved for retail space...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signing into law a bill to cut off resources to the government of Nicaragua and provides sanctions against countries that assist the Central American nation. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican who co-sponsored the bill, said in a press release...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate say they'll introduce legislation to continue protections in individual health insurance plans sold in the state should the Affordable Care Act be permanently blocked in the courts. Democrats said Thursday they'll introduce the bills...
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President Donald Trump listens to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 20, 2018 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday proposed a rule that would restrict the ability of states to...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved closer on Thursday to opening thousands of miles within Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing, issuing a draft report that concluded the polar bears, caribou and other wildlife could safely share their untouched...
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The statue of George Washington is seen beneath the Rotunda in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The House passed an extensive criminal justice bill Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs. The bill passed 358-36 and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging criminal justice bill on Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs, handing President Donald Trump a legislative victory amid the turmoil over how to avoid a partial...
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Under holiday decorations, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, walks away from the West Wing of the White House with staff and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., fourth from left, as they leave after speaking briefly to members of the press after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 20, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intense political pressure from his conservative base, President Donald Trump is trying to find a way to fulfill a central promise from his 2016 campaign, constructing a border wall with Mexico, as the specter of a holiday shutdown looms. In a dramatic showdown, Trump told...
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The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to a deadline to fund parts of the government, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 19, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico. Senators passed the measure, which would keep government running...
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