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By Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim 07/11/2017 House Republicans are ready to provide a down payment on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, reigniting a fight that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. In a nod to Trump’s signature campaign promise, the House Appropriations Committee on […]

WASHINGTON — With only hours to spare on the last day of the fiscal year, Congress approved a temporary spending measure to avert a shutdown and keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. In the House, the measure was approved only because of strong support by Democrats — a […]

Without Congressional agreement to avoid a lapse in appropriations by midnight on September 30th, certain federal departments and agencies will suspend operations for all but “essential” government functions. Government departments and agencies have begun to identify exactly what the shutdown means for their operations and the services they provide. Because […]