Congress returns to face funding deadline

Sep 9, 2019
A busy agenda, including a looming deadline for a spending deal, awaits lawmakers returning from their summer recess.
The House of Representatives and Senate have about a dozen working days to hammer out 12 separate spending bills. Above, the U.S. Capitol.
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The president’s budget is not a done deal

Mar 11, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to release the broad outline of its 2020 budget proposal Monday.
The House Budget Committee displays copies of US President Donald Trump's FY2020 budget in the Cannon House Office Building on March 11, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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The partial shutdown could delay economic data, too

Dec 26, 2018
We’re now five days into the partial government shutdown. While the Senate is expected to reconvene Thursday and resume negotiations over how to end the shutdown, odds are that it’ll continue into January. The impasse is already cutting into the…
The sun begins to rise over Washington as the federal government is in a partial shutdown, on Dec. 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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Government shutdown begins as lawmakers fail to reach a deal

Dec 21, 2018
“The shutdown hopefully will not last long,” said President Trump.
The U.S. Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2018. The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Dec. 21 without Congress passing a spending deal, as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.
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President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Nov 30, 2018
He came to office promising not to raise taxes, but later compromised to help cut the deficit.
U.S. President George Bush poses for photographers after his address to the nation, 27 September 1991, in the Oval Office of the White House. During his speech, Bush announced that the U.S. will unilaterally eliminate its land and sea-based short-range nuclear weapons.
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Federal deficit rises to six-year high following last year's tax cut

Oct 16, 2018
The U.S. government is spending more and taking in less. The Treasury Department reported on Monday that the federal deficit has increased this past budget year to $779 billion, the largest deficit since 2012. The biggest culprit is last year’s…

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Federal deficit rises to six-year high following last year's tax cut

Oct 16, 2018
The U.S. government is spending more and taking in less. The Treasury Department reported on Monday that the federal deficit has increased this past budget year to $779 billion, the largest deficit since 2012. The biggest culprit is last year’s…

Critics of FAA reauthorization bill say it fails to address major upgrades to air traffic control system

Sep 19, 2018
Congress has pushed off deadlines for the reauthorization bill, but the next one is at the end of September.
A jet makes an evening landing June 21, 2001 at Los Angeles International Airport. 
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Another government shutdown might be around the corner

Jun 21, 2018
Elected officials have a lot of work to do by the end of the year.
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