Spending Bill

Senate Set To Approve Huge 2013 Spending Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate appears set to approve a huge, bipartisan spending bill to keep the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month. The meatpacking and poultry industries seemed likely to win a vote offering relief from fu…
Obama Seeks To Leverage $1-Trillion Spending Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try to force Republicans to negotiate bipartisan legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to expire at the end of …
House-Senate Negotiators Unveil Spending Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bundle of spending measures for the ongoing budget year, blending cuts to NASA and community development programs while averting cuts to nutrition programs. The approximately $182 billion measure announced late Monday would fund …
Senate Passes $182B Spending Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved must-do legislation to fund the day-to-day budgets of five Cabinet agencies, kick-starting long overdue work to add the details to budget limits agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans this summer. The 69-30 vote came on a $1…
House To Vote On Short-Term Spending Bill
WASHINGTON — A limited number of House members are expected today to approve by unanimous consent a short-term spending bill that would prevent a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday. That’ll buy time until the entire House gets back next week from a one-week break. Then it c…