Andrew Taylor

Government

House OKs Funding Bill With Highway Law Extension

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi restored a farm aid funding patch sought by the administration to the continuing resolution. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Sept. 22, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Pelosi: House to Stay in Session Until COVID-19 Rescue Deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to her office on Capitol Hill on Sept. 14. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to her Capitol Hill office on Sept. 14. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sept. 15 the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Government, Business

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks during a press briefing about stimulus negotiations progress on July 31. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Aug. 3, but the path forward promises to be challenging and time is already growing short.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
Government, Business

Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Budget Proposal Revisits Rejected Cuts, Addresses Infrastructure

President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. President Trump speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 7. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election-year budget plan that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced budget in 15 years — all while boosting the military and leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched.

Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
February 10, 2020