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In a last-ditch effort to keep the government open, leaders met privately while the vote was ongoing

  • Jan 20, 2018

More Democrats supported the Texan’s bid this time, but it still fell short on a bipartisan vote.

  • Jan 19, 2018

The possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to reality, and Republicans prepared to blame Democrats for standing in the way in pursuit of an immigration deal.

  • Jan 18, 2018

House GOP leaders scrambled to round up the votes for a short-term spending bill, faced with opposition from defense hawks clamoring for billions more for the Pentagon. In the Senate, immigration activists pressured Democrats to oppose the bill.

  • Jan 17, 2018

Short-term spending extension becomes dicey over immigration and defense budget concerns

  • Jan 17, 2018

The measure would extend existing spending levels through Feb. 16 and include an extension of a popular children’s health insurance program while delaying several ACA taxes.

  • Jan 17, 2018

It has been seven years since earmarks were killed after a series of scandals. Now a committee will consider whether to restart the practice.

  • Jan 16, 2018

Most federal agencies will close on Friday at midnight if Democrats won’t support such a plan, which they seem unlikely to do at this point.

  • Jan 16, 2018

Debate raged over what President Trump said in a Thursday Oval Office meeting — and whether he had said it at all.

  • Jan 14, 2018

Trump ex-campaign chief told WABC he hasn't been contacted by Justice Dept. investigators, who have a parallel investigation.

  • Jan 14, 2018
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