Washington — The Senate crossed its first hurdle Tuesday night as it seeks to pass a stopgap spending measure to stave off another government shutdown ahead of a fast-approaching deadline at the end of the week. In a 68-13 vote, the upper chamber advanced a bill that will serve as the vehicle for the stopgap […]

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have reached a $1.66tn agreement on the level of US federal spending for 2024, in a breakthrough that moves Congress one step closer to avoiding a costly government […]

The U.S. Senate could soon vote on a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown that would be catastrophic for Black Americans and other marginalized communities. U.S. Rep. Steven Horsdord, D-Nev., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, told theGrio that a government shutdown would be economically harmful on many fronts.   “A shutdown would hurt […]

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By Holly Honderich in Washington 14 November 2023, 15:59 GMT Updated 11 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Representative Burchett, pictured speaking to reporters last month, said the former House speaker elbowed him in the back Representative Kevin McCarthy has been accused of assaulting a fellow Republican as the House braces for a […]

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Fledgling U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson faces his first big legislative battle this week as his tries to marshal his fractious Republican majority into supporting an unconventional plan to avert a partial government shutdown beginning on Saturday.

Newly-elected U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) walks from his office to the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2023.REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Acquire Licensing Rights

The U.S. House of Representatives has only days to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown by next week’s deadline. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., told theGrio that if a government shutdown takes place, “it’ll be devastating.” WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 11: Vehicles are parked outside the U.S. Capitol building as House Republicans continue the process […]

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday were debating their next move on how to avert a partial government shutdown next month, with one prominent lawmaker saying they needed to agree quickly on a “path forward.” Newly installed Speaker Mike Johnson was floating the possibility of extending funding […]

A jogger runs by the U.S. Capitol as the deadline to avert a partial government shutdown approaches at the end of the day on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2023. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

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