Congress has passed a series of short-term funding patches to keep the government running. Experts say it's a wasteful and disruptive way to operate.
“The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country."
Gallup: “Congressional approval is now 15%, down slightly from an uptick to 20% last month after Congress passed tax reform in December. Positivity quickly faded this month as the government shut down twice in three weeks because of impasses over [...]
It's just an excuse not to help poor people. Another day, another temporary government shutdown and then finally a long-term “bipartisan compromise” so beloved of the punditocracy is reached. Early last Friday morning, the president signed a new funding bill that was narrowly passed in Congress only a few hours earlier. Show More Summary
This should make Democrats nervous ahead of the 2018 midterms. Even as the administration of President Donald Trump faces government shutdowns, corruption allegations at the highest levels, a porn star scandal, multiple accusations of...Show More Summary
How the wealthy use deficit scaremongering to keep wages down and stave off calls for more investment and social spending.
Disaster was neatly averted on Feb. 9, when Congress agreed on a budget deal that would keep the government open for two years and end last week’s short-lived shutdown. The post Congress Actually Governs. Trump Attacks. Social Smiles appeared first on The Good Men Project.
A budget deal ended a government shutdown, but it could gut funding for America’s diplomacy and development programs.
On Friday, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) Moody's warned Trump that he should prepare for a downgrade from the rating agency that refused to join S&P in downgrading the US back in August 2011. Show More Summary
Good morning. Following the shutdown drama, now resolved, Congress has three weeks to cut a deal on immigration before many DACA recipients’ papers expire on March 5. Alice Ollstein writes this morning that, with the government now funded through that deadline, Democrats are without leverage to extract compromises from Republicans. Show More Summary
Congress passed a massive two-year budget deal on Friday, ending a short government shutdown. Economists are trying to piece together what the package means for the economy. Some argue that its massive amounts of fiscal stimulus come...Show More Summary
While the Olympics games kicked off, the stock market sinks, and a day after a government shutdown, President Trump tweeted in defense of an accused serial abuser. The story of now-former aide Rob Porter has dominated much of the news cycle this week. Show More Summary
[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2018-0209-1.mp3"] In a pair of early-morning votes, the U.S. House and Senate approved bills to end a brief overnight shutdown of the government.... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
President Donald Trump has signed a sweeping budget bill that would increase federal spending by $300bn over the next two years, ending a short government shutdown. “Just signed Bill,” Mr Trump tweeted. “Our Military will now be stronger than ever before.
A federal government shutdown is under way in the US despite the Senate having approved a budget deal. The embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress technically started at midnight, and is the second this year under Donald Trump. Show More Summary
A brief US government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone. The bill was approved by a...Show More Summary
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle thoroughly debunked the viability President Donald Trump’s infrastructure package, during an appearance with Katy Tur on Friday to discuss the brief overnight government shutdown. “It is Republicans that never wanted do this and to your point, we’ve...
A shutdown of the US federal government has been ended after the House narrowly voted to pass a two-year budget. The measures have passed the Senate and the House but still need to be signed off by President Donald Trump. Federal funding for government services expired at midnight in Washington after the Senate missed a voting deadline.
Congress had weeks to pass another budget deal to keep the federal government open. Last night, Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, prolonged that process another few hours, filibustering the last-minute compromise overShow More Summary
Click here for reuse options! There was no strategic reason for this shutdown. At 12 a.m. ET on February 9th, the U.S government shut down for the second time in 2018. But this time, the shutdown was not for any serious reason. Sen.Show More Summary