Articles Tagged 'concurrent resolution'
House-Senate negotiators unveil compromise spending bill to avoid another government shutdown
By Associated Press
READ MORE WASHINGTON â€” House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bundle of spending measures for the ongoing budget year, blending cuts to NASA and community development programs while averting cuts to nutrition programs.
The approximately $182 billion measure announced late Monday would fund day-to-day operations at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation and Housing and Urban
Senate Reaches Deal to Avert Government Shutdown
ByÂ JENNIFER STEINHAUER, The New York Times
WASHINGTON â€” The Senate reached a bipartisan spending agreement on Monday to avert a government shutdown, sidestepping a bitter impasse over disaster financing after federal authorities said they could most likely squeak though the rest of this week with the $114 million they have on hand.
After blocking one Democratic proposal, the… READ MORE
Congress Strikes a Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown, Cutting $38.5B
Congressional leaders, with barely an hour to go before a federal government, announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the… READ MORE
Government ‘Starting to Move’ on Shutdown
President Obama, saying the government was already “starting to move” on a federal shutdown, came out of another high-stakes evening meeting Thursday with congressional leaders without aÂ budget
deal that could keep the government running.
“I’m not prepared yet to express wild optimism, but I think we are further along today than we were yesterday,” Obama said in… READ MORE
Obama says budget meeting was productive
Emerging from the Oval Office just after 10:30 on Wednesday night, President Obama said he and Congressional leaders had moved closer to
Obama Rejects Latest GOP Spending Bill as Government Shutdown Looms
A visibly frustrated President Obama said Tuesday that Democrats have agreed on how much to cut from the budget and that he won’t accept… READ MORE
Tea Party group: ‘Cut it or shut it’
By Russell Berman -The Hill
A small but vocal group of Tea Party activists gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to urge House Republican leaders to hold the line and push for deeper spending cuts in the federal budget.
Chanting, â€œCut it or shut itâ€ and â€œWe want less,â€ the activists directed their ire at Senate Democrats, arguing that… READ MORE
John Boehner’s weakened hand
ByÂ DAVID ROGERS, Politico
Tuesdayâ€™s breakdown in Republican discipline weakens SpeakerÂ John Boehnerâ€™s hand in White House budget talks and raises the chances of a… READ MORE
House approves another short-term funding bill as frustration grows
By Pete KasperowiczÂ -The Hill
The House on Tuesday approved a sixth short-term spending resolution for the current fiscal year by a 271-158 vote, despite opposition from a group of conservatives who called for deeper cuts and social policy riders.
Senate consideration of the measure could come as early as Wednesday amid growing frustration over the partisan stalemate on… READ MORE
Conceding defeat this time, Senate Dems pledge to win next round
By Alexander Bolton -The Hill
Senate Democrats conceded Tuesday that House Republicans won round one of the budget fight, but they are vowing a bigger battle later this month.
Anticipating that showdown, Senate Democratic leaders are scrambling to unify their caucus as their colleagues express starkly different opinions on the best strategy to pursue.
Centrists who are facing tough… READ MORE