Senate Republicans are expressing optimism that President Donald Trump will sign a fiscal 2019 spending agreement that would avert another partial government shutdown and fund USDA, the Interior Department and agencies such as EPA and FDA through Sept. 30.
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2017 - House GOP leaders hope to move a fiscal 2018 budget agreement that aims to cut $10 billion by tightening work requirements on food stamp recipients, but House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says he intends to “recycle” any such savings back into the program.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - President Donald Trump has set a high bar for Congress when it comes to health care: “insurance for everybody,” including people with pre-existing conditions, at “much lower” cost.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 - White House spokesman Sean Spicer is calling a new executive order the most significant action against overregulation since 1981. The order would bar agencies from finalizing any new rules during the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that would impose higher costs on the economy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2017 - President Donald Trump has thrown another curve ball to Congress on tax reform and trade. As he flew back to Washington yesterday from a speech in Philadelphia at the congressional GOP retreat, his spokesman raised the idea of paying for the wall with Mexico with a 20-percent tax on imports.