Congress

Nancy Pelosi
Sean Logan/The Republic
January 01, 2019 - 10:26 am
A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP's monopoly on...
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US Capitol
Dreamstime
December 27, 2018 - 6:49 pm
Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon.
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President Trump
Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
December 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
A top White House official warned Sunday that it's "very possible" the partial government shutdown stretches into the new year and that how quickly numerous shuttered Cabinet departments and agencies resume doing the people's business is up to Congress.
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U.S. Capitol
Hannah Gaber, USA TODAY
December 22, 2018 - 10:13 am
The partial federal shutdown was expected to drag into Christmas as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders remained stuck in a standoff over his border wall with Mexico with no breakthrough Saturday.
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US Capitol
Dreamstime
December 20, 2018 - 6:21 pm
After a rare lashing from conservatives, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he would not sign a bill to keep funding the government because it fails to provide billions for a border wall with Mexico, throwing Congress into deep disarray and risking a federal shutdown this weekend.
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Pelosi Trump Oval Office
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
December 19, 2018 - 4:43 pm
President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.
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Capitol
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
December 19, 2018 - 1:40 pm
The Senate on Tuesday passes a landmark criminal justice bill which gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders.
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Pelosi Trump Oval Office
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
December 18, 2018 - 7:19 pm
President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appeared to be pulling back Tuesday from a government shutdown over his $5 billion request for border wall funds, with the first signs of movement toward a possible end to the standoff.
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Pelosi Trump Oval Office
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
December 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.
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US Capitol
Dreamstime
December 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Many members of Congress are leaving Washington Thursday with no agreement on how to avert a government shutdown next Friday.
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