appropriations

Hill leaders no closer to deal ahead of spending deadline

Congressional negotiators are only months away from a spending deadline when the government runs out of money and the Treasury Department loses their ability to pay down the country's debt, but after a high-stakes meeting Wednesday, members say they are no closer to a deal.

McConnell challenges Democrats to pass funds for migrant crisis

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday that the Senate will try to pass a $4.5 billion emergency spending bill to address the burgeoning migrant crisis at the Southern border before funding for a critical program that cares for children runs out of money.

Congress seeks new ways to prevent shutdowns from happening

As the country recovers from the longest government shutdown in United States history, Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are saying they don't want a shutdown to happen again. Some are even pushing legislative proposals aimed at preventing the gears of government from grinding to a halt in the future.

House to vote on bills to fund parts of agencies, departments

The House passed a financial services spending bill on Wednesday, the first of four appropriations bills the House will vote on this week in an attempt to reopen shuttered parts of government, despite the fact that the measures are not expected to go anywhere in the Senate and face a White House veto threat.

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that the White House has found an alternative way to get its requested $5 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, marking a reversal from President Donald Trump's previous position.

Congress weighs options 5 days away from potential shutdown

The threat of a partial government shutdown looms over Washington as lawmakers push to extend a spending deadline that is just days away, as Democrats and Republicans debate how to resolve a standoff over President Donald Trump's border wall demand.

GOP floats new border funding plan

Senate Republicans are considering a fresh proposal to break a standoff over government funding that would provide $5 billion over the next two years for President Donald Trump's border wall, according to Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee.