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Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP
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.
Negotiators make progress on bill to keep government open
Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September.
Trump willing to wait on wall to avoid shutdown
Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, with a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.
Democrats to GOP: Run fair investigations of Russian hacking
Congressional Democrats prodded Republicans on Tuesday to be aggressive and even-handed as lawmakers prepared to run investigations into U.S. intelligence assertions that Russia intruded into last month's elections to help Donald Trump win the White House.
House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and members of his own party, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees tr
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