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President Donald Trump

Trump is attempting to use an obscure tactic to cut $15 billion from programs — including children’s health insurance

President Donald Trump on Tuesday will request a rescission, or cuts to already approved spending, of $15 billion, including to the Children's Health Insurance Program and a loan program for fuel-efficient cars.
Commentator Ann Coulter gestures as she addresses the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011.

Trump’s base is furious with his veto bluff on the massive spending bill

President Donald Trump's decision to sign a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill angered some conservatives on Friday.

Trump wants Congress to do something nearly impossible to give him more power over government spending

Trump wants a line item veto on spending bills, but the Supreme Court already declared the power to be unconstitutional.
President Donald Trump

Annoyed Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill just hours after threatening to veto, says he’ll never do it again

President Donald Trump signed the massive $1.3 trillion funding bill on Friday.

A GOP senator from Idaho almost derailed the government shutdown bill because of a decades old fight with a dead political rival

Jim Risch nearly derailed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Thursday over the naming of a forest for a dead political rival.

Trump threatens to ‘VETO’ massive spending bill with just hours to go before a government shutdown

In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to veto the omnibus spending bill.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks with Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), prior to a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee about election security on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 21, 2018.

A rare bipartisan effort in Congress would help states fight hackers ahead of the 2018 midterms

Lawmakers included $380 million in funding for states to boost their election infrastructures and another $300 million to combat Russian cyberattacks.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson

Congress slipped a small provision into the funding bill to block another Ben Carson-like fiasco

The new omnibus bill says no presidential appointee can spend "in excess of $5,000 to furnish or redecorate the office" without telling Congress first.

WE’VE GOT A DEAL: Congress just released a massive $1.3 trillion plan to avoid a government shutdown

The $1.3 trillion omnibus bill will include funding to combat the opioid crisis, increase border security, protect voting systems, and build new infrastructure.
Kids peer through the US-Mexico border fence while standing on the Mexican side of the fence

Congress’s massive new spending bill completely whiffed on Trump’s demands for ‘the wall’

Trump said the omnibus bill includes money for his promised border wall, but the bill actually does not include any money for Trump's 30-foot tall barriers.