A leading Senate Democrat says its “safe to say” a compromise budget bill avoiding a government shutdown will pass the Senate this week.
A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.
The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.
To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered a freeze on hiring and pay raises because of concerns that city government agencies are overspending.
The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.
The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.
A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.
States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore