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Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government...

House Republicans scramble to avoid shutdown as trillion-dollar deficits loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their...

Tarnished prizes: Top jobs in Congress no longer so coveted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for a chance at the power and perks that come with the...

Trump endorses return of earmarks as House GOP weighs change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has waded into a brewing controversy in the House and endorsed the return of so-called earmarks — pet...

Congress rushes to avoid shutdown, punts issues to January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conflict-weary lawmakers eyed the U.S. Capitol exits Thursday as the Republican-led Congress rushed to approve a temporary spending bill to avoid...

With shutdown clock ticking, GOP struggles for spending deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline, House Republican leaders struggled on Wednesday to unite the GOP rank...

Shutdown clock ticking, GOP struggling for spending deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill....

Banking panel kills Trump nominee to lead Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel rebuffed President Donald Trump on Tuesday, killing the nomination of his controversial pick to run the Export-Import...

House GOP unveils $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost...

Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse...

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