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Trump signs spending bill despite veto threat

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 01:54 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump called off his veto threat Friday and signed a $1.3 trillion budget to fund the government through the end of September. Congress approved the budget Thursday, increasing military spending to the highest amount in U.S. history. On Friday morning, Trump threatened to veto the bill because it didn’t align with his immigration and border security priorities.

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House panel concludes no Russia collusion

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 10:46 am

WASHINGTON—The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Thursday to publish the Republicans’ final report on the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and end the panel’s inquiry. The committee posted a seven-page declassified summary for the public and plans to share a redacted version of the full report next month.

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Congress unveils $1.3 trillion spending agreement

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/22/18, 10:57 am

WASHINGTON—Congressional leaders reached an agreement late Wednesday on a $1.3 trillion spending deal that extends federal funds through the end of the fiscal year. The 2,232-page bill got the green light from top Republicans and Democrats and delivers on agenda items for both parties. Now lawmakers have only two days to vote and secure President Donald Trump’s signature to avoid a government shutdown—a rushed process frustrating many. “No bill of this size is perfect,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement Wednesday night.

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