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Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown, aid Ukraine

Sep. 29, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that would avert a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday and provide another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel Russia's brutal invasion. ...

Noem speaks out on grocery tax, promises to repeal it

Sep. 28, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem made a campaign promise Wednesday to repeal the state's tax on groceries, changing course to lend outspoken support to a bipartisan proposal she did not publicly endorse in March. The Republican governor made the announcement...

Biden keeps US target for refugee admissions at 125,000

Sep. 27, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from advocates to raise it even higher to meet the need after falling far short of that target this year. Refugees advocates have...

Manchin ends pipeline push, easing path for spending bill

Sep. 27, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has abandoned, for now, his push to speed up the permitting process for energy projects, easing the Senate’s path toward passing a stopgap spending bill that would keep the federal government running when the fiscal year ends at midnight Friday. ...

President Biden keeps US cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year

Sep. 27, 2022 19:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden keeps US cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year.

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...

CBO: Biden's student debt plan would cost $400 billion

Sep. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The figures were released Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers...

Lebanon retirees scuffle with police; 2022 budget approved

Sep. 26, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army retirees scuffled with parliamentary guard troops as they briefly broke through a cordon leading to Parliament in downtown Beirut during a rally Monday. They were protesting their decimated monthly pay amid the country's economic meltdown. The troops...

UK cuts taxes, boosts spending, accelerating pound's slide

Sep. 23, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom's new government outlined plans Friday to cut taxes and boost spending in an effort to bolster the faltering economy, but the high-risk moves sparked concerns that increased public borrowing will worsen a cost-of-living crisis and sent the British pound on its...

Dutch king unveils billions in aid amid soaring inflation

Sep. 20, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander unveiled plans Tuesday from the Dutch government to help households squeezed by rising costs, in his annual address to the nation. Inflation, energy prices and the war in Ukraine were just some of the “uncertainties” the...