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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...

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...

Democrats reject Trump's domestic spending cuts

Apr. 2, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are proposing to cut back President Donald Trump's budget hikes for the Pentagon while significantly increasing spending on the domestic programs they favor. Tuesday's move ramps up a battle with Trump and puts the Democratic House on a collision course...

Lawmakers hammer Trump's proposed State Department cuts

Mar. 27, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy. Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill...

Trump opposes further disaster aid for battered Puerto Rico

Mar. 26, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's opposition to further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico hardened on Tuesday as he told GOP allies at a Capitol Hill meeting that the U.S. island territory has gotten too much rebuilding money compared with mainland states like Florida and Texas....

House Democrats won't restore 'earmarks'

Mar. 1, 2019 3:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have announced that they won't restore the much-criticized practice of "earmarking" federal funds for back-home projects that Republicans banned eight years ago. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey — who wants to restore the practice...

White House fires opening salvo in budget skirmish

Feb. 25, 2019 1:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget deal. The military faces cuts too, but White House Budget chief Russ Vought writes in a RealClearPolitics...