The partial government shutdown extended to its fourth day on Tuesday as President Donald Trump continues his call for lawmakers to approve funding for a border wall, The Hill reported Tuesday. “I can't tell you when the government is going to be open,” he told reporters Tuesday.
The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a negotiated package that would allocate over $850B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. The decision came days after congressional negotiators reached a compromise on the appropriations package.
The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …Read More »
President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current spending levels through Dec. 22, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump signed the CR a day after Congress passed the stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown and after the president reached a “tentative …Read More »
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) will meet with President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on Thursday to reach a budget deal for fiscal 2018 in order to avoid a government shutdown at the end of this week, Reuters reported Monday. The scheduled …Read More »
Reports: Trump’s Supplemental Budget Request Seeks $6B More for Missile Defense, South Asia Strategy
President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his administration’s fiscal 2018 supplemental budget request that would allocate approximately $6 billion in additional funds for missile defense programs, South Asia strategy and ship repairs, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to …Read More »
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) has proposed a bill that aims to help federal agencies advance the development of evidence-based policies and measure the performance of their programs through a transparent data system. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) also introduced in the upper chamber a companion bill to the proposed Foundations …Read More »
Ted McCan, policy assistant to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), has said lawmakers are expected to introduce in the next few weeks a bill that aims to advance the development of evidence-based policies by federal agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. McCan said Thursday at the Government Executive Fedstival 2017 …Read More »
The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed …Read More »
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have called on Congress to reauthorize a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that is set to expire by the end of 2017. Sessions and Coats wrote in a Thursday letter to congressional leaders FISA’s Title VII permits the intelligence …Read More »