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Government reaches budget deal

Senate leadership has reached a bipartisan budget deal that would raise government funding limits over the next two years for both defense and non-defense spending.

House and Senate pursue spending deals as shutdown looms

Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration.

Cities, states ban bump stocks after push stalls in Congress

With that push stalled at the federal level, a handful of states and some cities are moving ahead with bans of their own on bump stocks.
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Hotly disputed Russia-probe memo released over FBI protest

House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Rouzer, Pittenger OK after train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, lawmakers said.
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Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, CHAD DAY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House...
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Senate advances bill to reopen government

The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes to block it.

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate.

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