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Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Measure To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | DAVID ESPO & DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nomin...

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 Budget Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the Senate are moving to give the Obama administration more flexibility in administering automatic spending c...

Senate Nears Deal To Extend Benefits, Prevent Shutdown

AP | DAVID ESPO and ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a compromise spending bill to avert a weekend federal shutdown. They also w...

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...