WASHINGTON ? Running out of time and options, Republican and Democratic leaders agreed late Tuesday night to allow a vote on funding for the Flint, Michigan, water crisis as part of a gambit to advance a stopgap federal spending bill and avert a government shutdown.
The agreement, worked out between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.
A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans. Rep. … Click to Continue »
Republicans wanted money for Louisiana flood relief, Democrats for the water in Flint, Mich. An vote on a stopgap spending bill then got difficult.
The aim is to see if Republicans will relent and add money to help Flint, Michigan, with its water crisis — and get Capitol Hill off a collision course that could lead to a government shutdown this weekend. "Democrats have been clea...
WASHINGTON ? With the government set to run out of money in three days, the Senate failed Tuesday to pass a government funding bill that Democrats oppose because it does nothing to help the residents still dealing with lead-poisoned...