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congress buys time on immigration with vote to reopen government


congressional leaders will now have 17 days to craft a plan protecting "dreamers" from deportation






congress buys time on immigration with vote to reopen government


congressional leaders now have 2-and-a-half weeks to craft a plan protecting "dreamers" from deportation






house, senate vote to end government shutdown


democrats agreed to a deal to reopen the government in exchange for a promise to move on to immigration and daca






congress votes to reopen government


congress sped toward reopening the government monday, as senate democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from republican leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. the measure needed 60 votes to pass, and democrats provided 33 of the 81 it got.






senate advances bill to reopen government after gop agrees to immigration talks


congress sped toward reopening the government monday, as senate democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. senate republican leader mcconnell's commitment...






senate leaders reach a deal to reopen government, with vote scheduled today


senate leaders have reached an agreement to end the three-day government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill and committing to tackle the issue of immigration before the next deadline, senate minority leader charles e. schumer said monday. the senate is scheduled to vote on the bill soon,...






shutdown's first day is long on blame, short on solutions to reopen government


the first day of a federal shutdown ended much as it began saturday, with democrats and republicans hardened in a stalemate of angry finger-pointing as congress and president trump failed to broker a deal to reopen the government. lawmakers in both parties spent the day blaming each other and pushing...






senate votes 81-18 to reopen government


congress sped toward reopening the government monday, as senate democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from republican leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. the measure needed 60 votes to pass, and democrats provided 33 of the 81 it got.






house votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to trump


congress voted late monday to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown, sending president donald trump a short-term spending bill that passed after senate republican leaders pledged to act on immigration policy next month.






senate sets noon est monday vote on ending democratic delays against bill that w


washington (ap) — senate sets noon est monday vote on ending democratic delays against bill that would reopen government.






senate leaders pass stopgap spending bill to reopen government; house expected t


senate leaders on monday reached an agreement to end the three-day government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill and committing to tackle the issue of immigration before the next deadline. the senate voted overwhelmingly, 81 to 18, to pass the bill to reopen the government. speaker paul...






congress fails to reach deal on ending federal shutdown, pushes vote to monday


congress failed to reach a deal late sunday to end the federal shutdown, ensuring a third day of disruptions and delays in scores of federal agencies, after senate leaders could not agree to a bipartisan proposal to reopen the government for the start of the workweek. talks are expected to resume...






immigration challenge from trump puts congress on the spot


washington (ap) — president donald trump’s announcement on immigration has congress staring down an election-year deadline on an issue that bitterly divides the president’s own party, and that has painfully eluded lawmakers time and again. four years after comprehensive immigration legislation passed the senate only to die in the house, trump tossed to congress the […]






congress agrees to reopen government with push from unusual bipartisan caucus


in the end, it was neither the self-proclaimed dealmaking president trump nor seasoned congressional leaders who found the path to end the three-day government shutdown. rather, the agreement emerged from a fledgling caucus of impassioned moderates from both political parties who – if they aren’t...






congress seems set to avert weekend government shutdown


congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown, but lawmakers and president donald trump still have longer-range disputes to settle over spending, immigration and other issues before they can declare budget peace.






end to shutdown in sight as senate breaks dem filibuster


democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government monday as the senate began a key vote.






ap explains: congress shuts down the government. now what?


the u.s. government shutdown began at midnight friday as democrats and republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.






senate leaders reach a deal to reopen government with help from bipartisan caucu


senate leaders have reached an agreement to end the three-day government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill and committing to tackle the issue of immigration before the next deadline, senate minority leader charles e. schumer said monday. the senate voted overwhelmingly, 81-18, to advance...






who is to blame for the us government shutdown?


congress cannot agree a funding deal for federal agencies after division over immigration so the government shuts down.






trump says the "time is right for an immigration bill"


in addition to immigration, the president will talk about his plans for health care and the economy in his first joint address to congress






pence accuses congress of playing politics with military pay


vice president mike pence, weighing in from the middle east on the shutdown in washington, accused the u.s. congress of playing politics with military pay, and told american soldiers stationed near the syrian border that the trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government.






hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on fun


as a government shutdown entered its second day sunday, congress and president trump were poised to face deepening criticism unless they made a deal to reopen the government before the workweek begins. a rare weekend schedule continued on capitol hill, with voting possible, but negotiations over...






senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown


restive senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way to end the government shutdown as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home from work without pay monday.






senate, house pass temporary spending bill to avert government shutdown


the republican-led congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. the measure passed the house on a 231-188 vote over...






senate democrats relent, vote to end shutdown; house to follow


congress sped toward reopening the government monday as democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in a fight over immigration in return for assurances from republican leaders that the senate will soon take up the plight of young "dreamers" and other contentious...






ap explains: brazil’s congress to vote on trying president


sao paulo (ap) — brazil’s lower chamber of congress is preparing to vote on whether to try president michel temer on charges of leading a criminal organization and obstructing justice. it’s the second time temer has faced such a vote amid a litany of scandals that have dogged his presidency since he replaced president dilma […]






republican senator mike rounds says cannot back current government spending bill


republican u.s. senator mike rounds said he would not vote for a measure to temporarily fund the government and avoid a government shutdown this week, citing concerns about defense spending and congress’ inability to pass budgets on time. “i’m opposing the cr (continuing resolution...






quebec government plans to reopen constitutional debate, launch coast-to-coast d


premier philippe couillard has promised to reopen constitutional ‘discussions’ with canada in order to help the province ‘reintegrate into the canadian family’






house approves $1-trillion bipartisan spending bill as gop prepares for thursday


congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord to keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year. but republicans had a tougher time trying to salvage their obamacare overhaul with a last-minute fix to gain support for a vote that leaders...






senate voting on deal to end government shutdown


senate democrats agreed to vote on reopening the government in exchange for promises on immigration






senate adjourns as federal shutdown ends day 1


washington -- congress made little progress saturday toward agreeing on a spending bill to reopen the government the day after funding lapsed, as republicans and democrats spent most of an unusual saturday session blaming each other.






senate to reconvene later today as shutdown continues


washington -- congress made little progress saturday toward agreeing on a spending bill to reopen the government the day after funding lapsed, as republicans and democrats spent most of an unusual saturday session blaming each other.






collins: proposal to reopen govt shows ‘power of the center’


portland, maine (ap) — republican sen. susan collins of maine said centrists flexed their muscle to help end the federal government shutdown. she said she and fellow common sense coalition leader democratic sen. joe manchin of west virginia proposed the compromise that led to a short-term funding bill to reopen the federal government. she said […]






chicago businesses keeping a wary eye on immigration deal deadline


once again, area business leaders are pushing back on president donald trump’s hard-line immigration policies. this time, they want congress to help out. among them is the illinois business immigration coalition, a group with hundreds of local corporate, political and community leaders pressing...






government shutdown begins on anniversary of trump's inauguration


republicans and democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending saturday as americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. the closure of many government agencies...