Congress

Appropriators aim for agreement on government funding totals by week’s end

Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby told reporters that “extensive talks“ are happening “on the staff level and so forth.“ “We’re trying to get there,” the Alabama Republican said of an agreement on overall totals for the 12 appropriations bills that would comprise an omnibus spending deal, otherwise known as 302(b)s. “We believe there’s a little […]

Congress

McCarthy heads into next Congress with eye on speaker’s gavel

There are still 10 House races that haven’t been called or are heading toward recounts, but Republicans have gained at least nine seats so far, and that number is likely to grow. During the 117th Congress, House Democrats will be left with the smallest margin of control for either party in nearly 20 years. House […]

Defense

Republicans livid over Trump’s plan to reduce troops in Afghanistan

Other Republicans agreed with McConnell on Monday. “The concern would be it would turn into a Saigon-type of situation where it would fall very quickly and then our ability to conduct operations against terrorist elements in the region could be compromised,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a brief […]