The Senate passed a massive $1.7 trillion spending bill on Dec. 22 that finances federal agencies through September and provides another large round of aid to Ukraine.
Congressional leaders unveiled a governmentwide $1.7 trillion spending package early Dec. 20 that includes a nearly 10% boost in defense spending and roughly $40 billion to assist communities across the country recovering from drought, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The House released a short-term government funding bill and plans to vote on it Feb. 8 to stave off a federal shutdown after Feb. 18.
Senate Republicans released 12 bills to fund the government through next September, the first move toward negotiations with House Democrats that will be vital to avoid a federal shutdown in December.
The federal government has partially shut down after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill because of an impasse with President Donald Trump over his demands to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.December 22, 2018
With just days to go before Christmas, funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies remained uncertain as President Donald Trump continued to push for robust funding for a wall along the border he said Mexico would pay for.
A funding extension to keep several federal agencies operating through Dec. 21 was signed into law by President Donald Trump, the White House announced Dec. 7.
President Donald Trump signed a government spending bill Jan. 22 that ends a three-day partial government shutdown, a White House official said. But that leaves the fight over a politically charged immigration proposal unresolved for at least another three weeks.January 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown will extend into the workweek as the Senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late Jan. 21 but fell short of agreement.January 21, 2018