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Government, Business

Trump Says Summit With Xi ‘Unlikely’ by Tariff Deadline Date

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said he won’t meet Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline to avert higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, intensifying fears the two won’t strike a deal before the end of a 90-day truce.

Bloomberg News
February 8, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Calls Infrastructure Investment ‘A Necessity’

President Donald Trump delivers State of the Union Address Doug Mills/Pool via Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump called investment in infrastructure “a necessity,” but a detailed articulation of a vision for rebuilding the country’s crumbling roads and bridges was absent from a much-anticipated State of the Union address that focused primarily on security concerns and immigration policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business

Tariffs Deliver on One Front, IIF Study Finds

Xi Jinping President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports from China continue to attract opposition from economists and much of the business community. They also may be delivering on at least one goal of the administration’s trade wars: reducing imports of targeted products from China.

Shawn Donnan and Jordan Yadoo | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019
Government, Business

House, Senate Pass Bill to End Shutdown, Fund Government Through Feb. 15

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Rep. Nancy Pelosi signs a deal to end a partial government shutdown on Jan. 25. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

Congress voted to end the 35-day partial government shutdown after President Donald Trump capitulated to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and agreed to reopen federal agencies without any guarantee of money for his proposed border wall.

Bloomberg News
January 25, 2019
Government, Business

In Week 5 of Shutdown, Votes Set Up Political Test for Senate

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell is the next key player in the D.C. shutdown drama, as votes are scheduled in the Senate on Jan. 24. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Associated Press
January 23, 2019
Government, Business

Shutdown at Day 32 as Democrats Vow to Reject Trump Offer

Donald Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history entered its 32nd day on Jan. 22 with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expected to call up legislation to advance a proposal from President Donald Trump, which Democrats have already said they’ll reject.

Chris Strohm and Steven T Dennis | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Government, Business

Even in Shutdown, Pelosi and House Democrats’ Legislative Priorities Include Infrastructure

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats Even with the government partially shut down and the battle over a border wall, infrastucture is high on Pelosi and the Democrats' list of legislative priorities. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

High on the list of priorities for the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is funding for infrastructure projects, something transportation officials and freight executives around the country agree is badly needed for reducing congestion and to boost regional economies.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Elected House Speaker by Democratic Majority

Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3 was elected Speaker of the House. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts — or worked to stop her. Pelosi was elected Jan. 3 as House speaker, the only woman who has held the office and now one of few elected officials who will be returning to it.

Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

Shutdown Grinds On as Trump Offers Congressional Leaders Meeting

Nancy Pelosi Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Major parts of the U.S. government will remain shuttered for a 12th day as President Donald Trump invited congressional leaders from both parties to a White House briefing Jan. 2 on border security.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
January 2, 2019
Government, Business

Border Wall Hinders Funding Negotiations as Trump Threatens Shutdown

A contentious meeting between President Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer A Dec. 12 meeting of Trump, Pelosi and Schumer got contentious over Trump's desire for $5 billion for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump has threatened a partial government shutdown unless he gets the $5 billion. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The threat of a partial government shutdown that would ensnare transportation programs looms as congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree about President Donald Trump’s funding request for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2018