Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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Senate mulls budget bill, but GOP doesn’t have the votes

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/21/18, 02:43 pm

WASHINGTON—UPDATE: The Senate was voting Friday on whether to consider the House spending bill that designates $5.7 billion for a border wall. The motion required a simple majority to pass, but Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., voted no, giving Republicans a maximum of 50 votes, though Vice President Mike Pence could break a tie. The vote, which stood at 43 in favor, 45 opposed by midafternoon, was being held open for several senators who had already left town and were trying to return. If it fails, it makes a partial government shutdown almost certain.

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Prison Fellowship

Prison reform bill embraces faith-based solutions

Politics | Ministries like Prison Fellowship will have more chances to help inmates prepare for release
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/20/18, 04:38 pm

WASHINGTON—The sweeping criminal justice reform bill that passed Congress this week offers Christian groups increased opportunities to minister to federal inmates.

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Pressured by conservatives, Trump rejects budget

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/20/18, 01:52 pm

WASHINGTON—UPDATE: After meeting with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the president will not sign the current stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown.

Trump seems to have been persuaded by a number of conservative lawmakers who argued he should veto the bill. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., argued that this was the last chance to secure border wall funding since Democrats, who take control of the House next month, would never agree to it.

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