Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

House must act to avert a government shutdown Friday night.  The Senate passed a bill extending on Thursday extending one of two continuing resolutions the government has been…

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House Resumes Budget Negotiations

Speaker Johnson may consider short-term funding options as divisions remain on appropriations. Members of the House of Representatives are discussing the four appropriations measures needed to keep the…

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Speaker Johnson Announces Federal Funding Deal

Legislators seek to avoid a government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson said members of Congress in both the House and Senate have reached a deal on federal spending.…

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Senate Majority Leader Says Border Deal Has Not Been Reached

Funding the federal government is taking precedence over the border and foreign aid package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has acknowledged the need to fix…

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Senate Delays Holiday Recess Seeking Ukraine and Border Deal 

Majority Leader Schumer wants to keep working on a solution.  The House of Representatives has recessed for the holidays, but Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York wants…

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Semi-Automatic Weapons Ban Voted Down in Senate

A unanimous vote was required to reauthorize 1994 legislation. A weapons ban and universal background check measure was recently voted down in the U.S. Senate. Members of the…

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Emergency Aid Funding Blocked in Senate

Minority members seek to address the southern border. A $110.5 billion emergency spending bill was voted down in the Senate on Wednesday, as minority members reemphasized the need…

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Senators Question Military Officials During Classified Briefing

The issue of the southern border was brought up during discussions about Ukraine.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Charles Q. Brown, Jr.,…

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Ukrainian President Zelensky Cancels Senate Classified Meeting

Debates intensify regarding ongoing Ukraine funding. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky canceled a classified meeting on Tuesday, the day before the Senate was set to vote on $61 billion…

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Senator Schumer Calls on Nation to Reject Antisemitism 

He warns against allowing debate over events in Israel to cross over into hatred of Jewish people at large. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York gave…

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