A bipartisan bill punishing Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria and illustrating both parties’ dismay with President Donald Trump’s retreat from the region sailed easily through the House on Tuesday.
While Republicans widely blame Democratic opposition to Trump's nominees for his use of acting officials to fill some posts — a characterization Democrats reject — many also say his reliance on that alternative is costly.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that despite the ruling, lawmakers and the White House must drive toward a bipartisan deal that would permanently shield nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation.
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Hard-right House conservatives signaled an openness Wednesday to backing a short-term spending bill this week, raising the odds that Congress will pass the measure and prevent a partial government shutdown on Saturday.
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Trump on Saturday tweeted his thanks to Senate and House Republicans as they now begin trying to reconcile differences in legislation passed by both chambers, a behind-closed-doors process that is expected to move swiftly.
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