Congress has until Friday to pass an omnibus spending bill to keep the government open (and they're not in session today, of course). Negotiators did work over the weekend, but it appears they're not much closer to a deal and, if anything, the potential deal-breakers are proliferating rather than being whittled down.
Senior aides in both parties say Republican leaders offered their Democratic counterparts a new funding proposal last Friday, but the latest offer produced no breakthrough and both sides continued negotiations through the weekend while making little headway.
On the Hill… Work continues this week on the spending bill. Meanwhile, lawmakers are still talking about what to do with the “tax extenders.” On Friday, Congress seemed closer to a deal on dozens of expired tax breaks when Senate De...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress may miss its Friday deadline to wrap up a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill and an ambitious renewal of tax breaks for businesses and individuals.