Budget
  • U.S. President Trump leads daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington

    Congress Barrels Toward Veto Showdown With Trump

    By Michael Rainey

    His time in office may be nearly over, but President Trump is headed for what may be a first: an attempt by Congress to override his veto. Lawmakers are moving ahead with the $741 billion National...

  • Nancy Pelosi weekly press conference - Washington

    Dems Reject McConnell Offer on Covid Relief

    By Michael Rainey

    Lawmakers introduced a stopgap funding bill Tuesday that would fund the government until December 18, giving them another week to hash out a full-year bill as well as a relief package to boost the...

  • A cyclist passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Congress Looks to Punt Funding Bill Into Next Week

    By Michael Rainey

    With just a few days to go before significant parts of the federal government are forced to shut down, lawmakers are contemplating a short-term bill to give themselves a little more time to work out...

  • Closing In on a Covid Relief Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    Congressional leaders are still hoping to attach a Covid relief package to the annual government funding bill, with the goal of passing both before lawmakers leave town for the holidays. Negotiators...

  • U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about U.S. economy at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware

    Biden Calls for Urgent Action on $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

    President-elect Joe Biden on Friday called for “urgent action” on a coronavirus-relief package, indicating that lawmakers should pass a bipartisan compromise package as a “down payment” toward...