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Congress Spending Bill

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Avoids Gov't Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A deeply divided and unproductive Congress wrapped up its final business before November's elections early on Saturday...

Obama Pushes Senate Democrats To Use Their Leverage

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try t...

Government Spending Bill Takes Shape Behind Closed Doors

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Weary after a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a sprawling $1 trillion-plus spending b...

Conservative Flashpoint Issues Pose Obstacles To Must-Do Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest o...

House Debates Bill To Avert Impending Government Shutdown

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A weekend government shutdown that neither party wanted was averted when Congress approved a compromise spending bill Thursday, as ...

Congress Ends Offshore Drilling Ban, Approves $25 Billion Loan For Auto Industry In Sprawling Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off...