Appropriations

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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May 03, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives weren't happy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald Trump signed in March, and they've pressed for cuts ever since. Now, the White House is finalizing a package of modest cuts — $10 billion-plus — in response. Republican aides familiar with the...
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Thousands participate in a protest at the Arizona Capitol for higher teacher pay and school funding on the first day of a state-wide teachers strike Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. A sea of teachers clad in red shirts and holding "Money for Schools" signs reached the Arizona Capitol to press lawmakers for action Thursday, a key event in an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public schools and built on an educator uprising that bubbled up in other parts of the U.S. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 26, 2018 - 6:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local): 3:20 p.m. An Arizona lawmaker says majority Republican leaders in the House have agreed to support Gov. Doug Ducey's plan for a 20 percent teacher raise by 2020 that doesn't address other demands of striking...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax policy Thursday, April 5, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting. Trump's attacks over the last week targeted what Amazon is best known for:...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has raised the idea of using the Pentagon budget to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall he has vowed to build. Departments, however, have limited authority to reprogram funds without congressional approval. Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood referred...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin voting Thursday on the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 20, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved. A...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., returns to the Capitol for a vote in Washington. Cochran tells The Associated Press he will resign April 1 because of health problems. The 80-year-old has had Cochran stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections, returning to Washington in October to give Republicans the majority they needed to pass a budget plan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 05, 2018 - 9:15 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Monday he will resign because of health problems — triggering what could be a chaotic special election to fill the seat he has held for a generation. Cochran, who turned 80 in December and has been in poor health, has...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 4:19 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say they've arrested a Florida teen who threatened to kill students and had a pipe bomb in his home. A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the 16...
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