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Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown...

Highlights of the $330 billion-plus bill to avoid shutdown

It’s not just about President Donald Trump’s border wall. The border security issues that sparked a 35-day government shutdown are but one element of a...

Budget deal allows far less money than Donald Trump wanted for...

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over...

Border security bargainers trade offers as deadline nears

Congressional bargainers traded offers and worked toward a border security compromise Friday that would avert a fresh federal shutdown and resolve a clash with...

Richard Shelby says ‘The dialogue is good’ as wall deadline nears

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck starkly different tones in their border security standoff Wednesday, as Trump planned a rally in...

Democrats make opening offer, with no money for Donald Trump’s wall

Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump’s border wall, ignoring —...

Alabamians react to temporary shutdown deal

A deal was reached Friday which will open the government for three weeks while negotiations continue. Reactions came in from around the state. Here’s what...

Donald Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for...

Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown; talks start

A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted...

Belt buckles and beer: federal shutdown hits businesses hard

From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as...
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