McConnell blasts impeachment, will vote to acquit Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday slammed House Democrats' drive to impeach President Donald Trump as “the most rushed, least fair, and least thorough" in history an...

3 Senate Dems from red states waver on impeachment votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate impeachment trial grinds toward a climax, it remains unclear how three Democrats will vote on whether to toss President Donald Trump from office. Sen...

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. The Co...

GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the o...

Top Democrat pushing $3.4B emergency measure for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat is introducing a $3.4 billion emergency spending bill to help Puerto Rico deal with a recent spate of earthquakes rocking the U.S. territory, which is still str...

Trump admin weighs shifting billions more for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing whether to shift billions more in military funding to build the border wall after already moving more than $6 billion, prompting a fresh round of...

Senate Republicans plan vote on US-Mexico-Canada trade act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate are taking advantage of delays in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial to speed up a vote on a modified North American trade pact. ...

Impeachment then and now, as Senate steeped in partisanship

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's every chance that the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will look much like Bill Clinton's did 21 years ago. There's little chance the Senate will take th...

Senate advances $1.4T spending deal in drive to adjourn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to advance a $1.4 trillion government spending package in a last, bipartisan burst of legislating before bolting for the holidays from a Capitol that's toxic wit...

Senate sends Trump defense bill with federal parental leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to send to President Donald Trump an annual defense policy bill that combines a $738 billion Pentagon budget blueprint with legislation to provide federal...

Massive bill calls for $1.4 trillion in federal spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package with an unusually large load of unrelated provisions catching a ride on the last train out of Congress this ye...

Highlights of year-end Capitol Hill legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington negotiations on a $1.4 trillion government-wide funding bill produced a bipartisan agreement on Monday that's also serving as a must-pass legislative vehicle for lots of o...

'Obamacare' tax repeal added to $1.4T wrap-up spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal ...

Negotiators announce deal on government-wide spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the ...

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid ...