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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday. Niels Lesniewski writes Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) said Democratic and Republican members will continue discussions with the goal to reach …

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President Obama OKs 5-Day Funding Extension

President Barack Obama approved a stopgap bill before midnight Friday to head off a government shutdown and extend funding through Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Bloomberg reports the five-day government funding extension was cleared by the Senate Thursday and approved by the House earlier Friday through voice votes. Congressional leaders …

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Report: US Appropriation Leaders Agree on $1T Spending Package

Senate and House appropriators have finalized the details of a 1,603-page $1.01 trillion spending bill that would fund government operations during the 2015 fiscal year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ed O’Keefe writes the budget deal allocates $521 billion for defense activities and $492 billion for non-military discretionary programs. “There’s …

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Hill Negotiators Unveil $1T Bipartisan Spending Bill

Senate and House appropriators released details of a $1.1 trillion spending package deal Monday night and their proposal seeks to restore funding for some domestic programs, Politico reported Monday. David Rogers writes the bill would raise the budget for the Head Start early-education initiative by 13 percent to $8.6 billion …

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