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Democrats push new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care syste...

House to vote Friday on more virus aid, despite GOP skeptics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cas...

Somber Congress delivers nearly $500B more in virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be holding a signing ceremony Friday for a bill providing a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, rushing new relief to employers and hosp...

Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, decline Wyoming Senate run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney, a junior but rising GOP leader in the House, is opting to stay on that chamber's leadership track rather than run for a Senate seat in her home state of Wyoming. ...

Border aid bill faces standoff in Congress over protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a standoff over a $4.6 billion aid package for the southern border as House Democrats say a Senate-passed measure doesn't go far enough to care for thousands of migran...

Time running short, showdown looms over border aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousand...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up ov...

Hopes rise for border funding deal - if Trump will go along

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill talks to resolve an impasse over President Donald Trump's demands for billions of dollars for his long-sought border wall are inching forward, with lawmakers focused fir...

Democrats open budget talks with plan lacking wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats offered a border security plan on the opening day of budget talks as another partial government shutdown looms in the weeks ahead. The Democ...

Lawmakers hopeful of agreement that would prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that is trapped in a stalemate over President Donald Trump...

Talks start as Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks...

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's new approach to ending the partial government shutdown actually takes votes instead of just pointing fingers. But two competing bills appear likely to fail Thursday, cau...

Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown has begun. So has the finger-pointing. President Donald Trump says Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year annive...