Government Finance

Republicans face tough vote on Trump-backed budget bill

Jul 31, 2019

A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate

Trump vows to retaliate against French digital tax

Jul 26, 2019

President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook

US economy slowed to 2.1% growth rate in second quarter

Jul 26, 2019

US economy slows to 2.1% growth rate in Q2 as consumer rebound offset by rising trade deficit

The Latest: House passes bipartisan budget and debt deal

Jul 26, 2019

A hard-won, bipartisan budget and debt compromise between President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has easily passed the House

Ex-Iowa official: Resignation tied to governor staffer pay

Jul 25, 2019

A former state executive unexpectedly asked to resign by the governor last month says the governor had asked him to continue paying the salary of a woman moving from his department to the governor's office and he objected

Analysis: Budget deal is epitaph for bid to control spending

Jul 24, 2019

Analysis: Budget deal is epitaph for effort to control federal spending in Washington

Lawmakers return to assess budget and debt agreement

Jul 23, 2019

House lawmakers are returning to Washington to assess a budget and debt deal between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump

Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default

Jul 23, 2019

Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and President Donald Trump endorse a debt and budget agreement that fends off concerns over a possible government shutdown or a federal default

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Jul 17, 2019

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and speed through must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap

Pelosi ready for deal on borrowing limit, spending levels

Jul 12, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to complete a deal with President Donald Trump this month that would raise the government's borrowing limit and set spending levels for the coming budget year