U.S. Government

  • 2016-09-20 14:21

    -- House Majority Leader: House Will Review Senate Accord
    -- Rep. McCarthy: 'Hopeful' For Stop-Gap Deal Today
    -- McCarthy: Expects Spending Bill Packages To Be Passed After Election

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he's been informed that Senate leaders are nearing an agreement on a fiscal 2017 stop-gap spending bill.

    At a briefing, McCarthy said House Republicans have been briefed on the stop-gap talks but he has not seen the final details.

    "I believe they are close," McCarthy said.

    "We'll take a look at what they put out there," he said.

  • 2016-09-20 11:12

    -- Senate Majority Leader: 'Let's Keep Working' On Bill
    -- Senate Scheduled To Hold Procedural Vote On Stop-Gap at 2:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he's "encouraged" by the progress that is being made in negotiations on a fiscal 2017 stop-gap spending bill.

    In remarks on the Senate floor, McConnell offered an upbeat assessment of the outlook for negotiations.

    "We know how important this measure is. Let's keep working to get this done," McConnell said.

    The Senate is scheduled to hold a procedural vote at 2:15 p.m. ET on the stop-gap bill.

    This procedural vote has been delayed twice before. Some senators are still requesting time to review any spending agreement before casting their vote.

  • 2016-09-19 16:38

    --Senate Majority Leader Reschedules Vote Until Tuesday Afternoon
    --Negotiations Continue on Stop-Gap Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Monday afternoon that he's delaying a key Senate procedural vote on a fiscal 2017 stop-gap spending bill from Monday evening until Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. ET.

    McConnell made the announcement on the Senate floor but did not elaborate on his reasoning.

    Earlier in the day, McConnell said the parties are "moving toward" an agreement that would fund the federal government until December 9.

  • 2016-09-19 15:29

    --Senate Majority Leader Urges Dems To 'Complete' Talks
    --Senate Minority Leader: No Accord Yet On Stop-Gap
    --Unclear If Senate To Hold Stop-Gap Procedural Vote Today As Planned


  • 2016-09-19 14:11

    --House Speaker Ryan: Tax, Entitlement Reforms 'Simultaneous Things'

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that an aggressive effort is needed to overhaul the U.S.

  • 2016-09-19 12:43

    --Senate To Hold Stop-Gap Procedural Vote Monday Afternoon
    --Tsy's Lew To Testify on FSOC To House Panel Thursday
    --Senate Banking Committee To Probe Wells Fargo Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - Congressional leaders are trying to nail down an agreement this week on a fiscal 2017 stop-gap spending bill that would fund the federal government until December 9.

    Hopes were dashed last week for a quick and easy agreement on a stop-gap spending bill, but both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said they believe an agreement can be secured.

    The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote Monday at 5:30 p.m.

  • 2016-09-16 11:39

    --Senate Majority Leader Sets Procedural Vote Monday

  • 2016-09-15 13:40

    By Denny Gulino

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - Presidential contender Donald Trump, in a address to the Economic Club of New York, Thursday told business executives he will tax their repatriated earnings at an only 10% rate in an economy aimed at 4% growth, tax business domestically at a 15% rate, reverse NAFTA and other trade agreements deemed harmful, cut overall taxes by trillions, reject globalism and designate China a foreign exchange manipulator.

  • 2016-09-15 12:10

    --House Speaker Ryan: Need To Get Stop-Gap 'Right'
    --House Minority Leader Pelosi: Expect Stop-Gap Next Week


  • 2016-09-15 11:21

    --House Majority Leader: Spending Talks Remain Active
    --Rep. McCarthy: Stop-Gap To Include Zika Funds