Latest Appropriations News

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

Apr. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

A New York City restaurant owner who touted her "clean" American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in "globs of processed butter," sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world. Arielle Haspel, who is white and a...

Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

Apr. 11, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, Washington infighting has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia are desperately seeking. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back...

Barr says 'I think spying did occur' against Trump campaign

Apr. 10, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence is...

Proposed Missouri budget includes $8M for recovery

Apr. 10, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Senate budgeter wants to set aside $8 million for flood recovery and prevention next year. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman on Wednesday proposed putting the extra money in next year's budget to help after flooding ravaged the state this year....

Mnuchin says he'll 'follow the law' on Trump tax returns

Apr. 9, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers. But in Capitol Hill appearances on Tuesday, Mnuchin dodged answering whether he...

Redacted Mueller report coming 'within a week,' Barr says

Apr. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr told Congress Tuesday he expects to release his redacted version of the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation report "within a week," while Democrats criticized his handling of the long-awaited document and demanded he turn it over in full. Barr...

The Latest: Redacted Mueller report out 'within a week'

Apr. 9, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress (all times local): 11 a.m. Attorney General William Barr is defending his decision to send a letter to Congress detailing special counsel Robert Mueller's principal conclusions because the public would not have tolerated...

Missouri lawmaker wants $5M for flood-related construction

Apr. 9, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Senate budgeter wants to set aside $5 million for any needed road and bridge repairs related to flooding. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman on Tuesday proposed putting the money in next year's budget. The next fiscal year begins in July. Flooding...