Government Spending

To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork
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President Trump’s suggestion that Congress revive the old practice of salting spending bills with lawmaker pet projects has revived a simmering debate.

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Paul Ryan says bipartisan talks are ongoing to address DACA
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Congress has less than two weeks to potentially pass a budget deal to lift spending caps and a governmentwide funding package that funds the rest of the fiscal year

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Congress passes temporary spending bill to prevent Christmas shutdown
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President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure.

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Fearful of a Shutdown, Congress Inches Toward Stopgap Spending Bill
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An end-of-the-year showdown over issues like immigration, health care and surveillance appeared to fizzle on Wednesday.

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Congress Faces Crunch Time on Spending, Immigration
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Congress begins its likely final week of 2017 with lawmakers from both parties forced to grapple with tough questions they have deferred all year, including immigration and the federal budget.

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Bernie Sanders on sexual harassment, "absurd" GOP tax bill
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A new CBS News poll finds 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan. Most say the bill will benefit large corporations and wealthy Americans, but only 31 percent think it will help middle class Americans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, joins “CBS This Morning” from […]

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What happened to the party of fiscal discipline?
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GOP lawmakers used to want to scale back a Washington that they felt was spending out of control. Now, the tax plan they want would add $1.5 trillion to the national debt

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