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White House requests $7.85 billion for emergency Harvey aid, asks Congress to raise debt ceiling

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney also called on Congress to raise the government’s debt ceiling immediately.

Freedom Caucus leader warns: Don’t attach Harvey aid to debt-ceiling increase

Rep. Mark Meadows, the leader of a group of House conservatives, said adding tens of billions of dollars of spending to a debt-limit measure would be a ‘terrible idea.’

Trump could seek billions in Harvey recovery aid next week

President Trump could request a package of emergency funding to deal with the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey as soon as next week, a senior administration official said, reshuffling the political agenda as the White House scrambles to deal with devastation left by the storm.

Federal flood insurance program in limbo on Capitol Hill as Harvey’s toll mounts

The National Flood Insurance Program, which has covered U.S. homes since 1968, is $24 billion in debt and is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.

Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP

Policymakers will take up an aid package likely to reach into the billions in a year when they have agreed on little else, let alone spending priorities.

Less ‘resistance’ from Democrats up for reelection next year in states Trump won

Indiana’s Joe Donnelly has cast himself as a centrist, “common-sense” senator willing to work with the president.

Trump distances himself from GOP lawmakers to avoid blame if agenda stalls

According to advisers, Trump is railing against Republicans because he thinks it will help protect him politically if the GOP loses the House. But Trump could face greater peril than a difficult 2020 election: a Democratic majority eager to pursue impeachment.

Trump’s shutdown threat raises stakes for lawmakers in looming funding battle

Democrats opposed to budgeting money for the president’s proposed border wall call his speech in Phoenix “unhinged.”

Democrats celebrate, carefully, after Bannon’s firing

Democrats are now faced with finding another rallying point in their battle against Trump now that his most divisive aide has left his side.

After Charlottesville, Democrats in Congress focus on Confederate statues

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the immediate removal of a dozen statues of Confederate figures included in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

House Democrats push GOP to do more than talk tough on Trump

Three House members said Wednesday they will introduce a censure resolution condemning the president for blaming “both sides” for violence at a white-nationalist rally.

A race to the right marks race for Chaffetz’s replacement

Politics in deep-red Utah are usually somewhat subdued. Not this year.

Nancy Pelosi’s fundraising breaks $25 million for 2017

Most of Pelosi's $25.9 million haul was directed toward the coffers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which will be leading the party's quest to take back the House in 2018.

House passes bill to boost defense, fund border wall

If enacted, the bill would result in an across-the-board 13 percent cut in Pentagon spending absent an agreement with Democrats to lift the budget caps.

GOP lawmakers openly defy president as frustration mounts

Republican lawmakers push back, even as they work to pass bills they hope Trump will sign.

Trump announces that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military

The order drew criticism from advocates and both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

The Senate’s possible ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare faces uncertain prospects in the House

House Republicans who fought tooth and nail earlier this year to expand the scope of the repeal legislation are saying "fat chance" to the skinny repeal.

Hill Democrats slam Trump’s military transgender ban, while GOP is caught by surprise

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Trump’s announcement, calling “yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter.”

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