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Government Funding Bill

Rare Truce Occurs Amid Congressional Wars

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to b...

Senate Readies Big Bill For Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartis...

Top Dem Floats Idea To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says the chamber may come out in favor of a smaller patch for bankrolling the government than the one envisi...

Government Funding Bill Sails Through House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Thursday passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a go...

Senate Advances Key Measure To Prevent Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan full-year funding bill took a big step forward in the Senate on Monday, despite opposition from Republicans who were d...

Senate Democrats Unveil Government Funding Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama ne...

Michael McAuliff

Dems See Big Wins In Disinfected Government Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - House Republicans are threatening to reject the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extension deal approved by the Senate, according t...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Rifts In GOP At Play In Passage Of Spending BIll

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan spending bill that averts a federal shutdown, but widespread Republican defec...

Government Shutdown Averted -- Again (For Now)

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a spending bill Tuesday to fund the government for six weeks, delaying a series of battles over spending and polic...

House Poised To Pass Government Funding Bill, Avert Shutdown

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a short-term spending bill that keeps the government running for six weeks an...