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Border wall, impeachment battle imperil budget progress

Oct. 31, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a long-overdue, $209 billion bundle of bipartisan spending bills Thursday, but a bitter fight over funding demanded by President Donald Trump for border fencing imperils broader Capitol Hill efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of annual Cabinet agency budgets. The...

The Latest: Dems block Pentagon funding over border wall

Oct. 31, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a package of spending bills (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Democrats opposing President Donald Trump's border wall demands have again blocked passage of a massive, almost $700 billion Pentagon funding measure. The mostly party-line vote was the second time in six...

Trump's Senate Republican allies give OK to $5B wall request

Sep. 24, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies are pushing to give him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles (322 kilometers) of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, but the plan ran into immediate opposition from Democrats and is a non-starter with powerful House Speaker...