Budget
  • A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington

    Here's What Happens if There’s a Government Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    Parts of the federal government were preparing to shut down at midnight on Friday as negotiations between President Trump and lawmakers continued. Much of the government is already funded through the...

  • U.S. President Trump listens to reporters during bill signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

    Trump Warns of ‘Very Long’ Shutdown Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    A partial government shutdown is just a few hours away as President Trump and lawmakers continue to negotiate a deal to fund government operations through the holidays. If the negotiations fail,...

  • Space Force to Be Part of the Air Force: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    Military leaders are planning to propose to house the Space Force within the U.S. Air Force, according to internal documents reviewed Thursday by Defense News . The Air Force would maintain oversight...

  • Trump Administration Moves to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed a new rule Thursday that would make it harder for states to waive work requirements for some food stamp recipients. The proposal comes after stricter work...

  • U.S. President Trump arrives for an agriculture bill signing in Washington

    Trump Blows Up Budget Deal as Shutdown Looms

    By Michael Rainey

    A government shutdown at midnight Friday is looking more likely. Following a meeting Thursday at the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said President Trump will not sign the latest short-...