Budget, debt deal teed up for Senate passage, Trump signing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Senate GOP allies are relying on lots of Democratic votes to propel a hard-won budget and debt deal to the finish line. Passage of th...

Republicans face tough vote on Trump-backed budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between ...

Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi says she had a "nice meeting" Friday with the social...

Analysis: Budget deal is epitaph for bid to control spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Washington's power players reluctantly sealed a pact to curtail federal spending and the debt. Now, with help from President Donald Trump, they are writing its epita...

Lawmakers return to assess budget and debt agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Washington to assess a budget and debt deal between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, but there's no evidence of any last-gasp d...

Budget negotiators close on debt, agency spending deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations between the Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a critical debt and budget bill are on the cusp of a deal. That's according to aides...

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on core elements of budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says budget and debt negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government's borrowing cap...

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation to ...

Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is 'very close'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on debt and spending are heating up, pitting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell against hardliners in the White House. ...

House Democrats move to pass a trimmed defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration's defense request and its...

Pelosi ready for deal on borrowing limit, spending levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to complete a deal with President Donald Trump this month that would raise the government's borrowing limit and set spending levels for the ...

New report: Government faces potential default in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower than expected tax revenues now mean that there is a "significant risk" that the federal government runs out of borrowing authority in the early part of September, adding urgenc...

House Democrats unveil $4.5 billion border measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have unveiled a $4.5 billion measure to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and to the government's responsibility to care for tens of t...

McConnell to block efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won't go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay ...

House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump administration. Both...