Appropriations

FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. And...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber, at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 1:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The bill now moves to the House. Senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., confers with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 30, 2018 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after a standoff forced a three-day government shutdown, congressional budget talks remain bogged down by Democrats' demands to protect "Dreamer" immigrants and GOP conservatives' concerns about a booming federal deficit. The deadlock is deflating hopes that lawmakers will...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 30, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 29, 2018 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek re-election, giving up...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republicans are ready to ram a $1.5 trillion tax package through Congress, giving President Donald Trump the legislative win he desperately wants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the push in Congress to pass a sweeping tax cut bill (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure. The House approved the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks to the chamber as Republicans in the House and Senate plan to pass the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill on party-line votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 18, 2017 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fight in Congress over the spending bill (all times local): 9:50 p.m. House Republicans have unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid measure that almost doubles last month's request by President Donald Trump. The sweeping measure is scheduled for a vote this week...
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Anti-government demonstrators help a woman in a wheelchair get past a burning barricade they erected to block the road to Valle de los Angeles, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Eight Latin American governments on Wednesday applauded Honduras' willingness to recount disputed votes in the presidential elections, but questions remain about how thorough that recount will be. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 07, 2017 - 12:38 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country's progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption. The move comes nearly two restive weeks after a presidential election, but...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders unveiled a plan Saturday to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the Pentagon and government agencies significant relief...
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