Texas lawmakers propose funding border wall on their own

Tentative border security deal would include $1.375 billion in wall funding Reaction and analysis from Pennsylvania congressman Scott Perry. As Washington, D.C. debates a budget deal that would get President Trump barely 1/20th of the border wall funding he requested, and with significant strings attached, two local Texas lawmakers are proposing dipping into the state’s "rainy day" fund to finance the border […]

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Lawmakers reach 'agreement in principle' in border security talks, with $1.3B for barrier

Shutdown negotiators: We have an agreement Congress announces they have reached an agreement they believe President Trump will sign. Congressional negotiators revealed Monday evening that they've reached "an agreement in principle" on border security funding that includes more than $1.3 billion for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked if they had an agreement that President Trump would approve, Sen. Richard […]

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Lawmakers to return to Capitol Hill amid partial shutdown with no obvious change to border impasse

Partial government shutdown enters third day as White House, Democrats locked in standoff over funding for border wall No deal in sight as the White House and congressional Democrats dig in their heels on a short-term spending bill; Doug McKelway reports from Capitol Hill. It seemed so simple a few days ago. Back when James Mattis was still Defense Secretary… […]

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Greek lawmakers to vote on new budget _ with more austerity

Greek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country's draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program. Continue Reading Below The budget due to be voted on midnight Tuesday is still heavy on austerity measures to ensure the country registers a hefty budget surplus, in compliance with a debt relief deal with international creditors. The budget submitted […]

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Italian lawmakers give deficit-busting budget 1st approval

Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends a press conference in Rome, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Italian lawmakers have given their first approval to the populist government's deficit-busting spending plan for 2019. Continue Reading Below The lower Chamber of Deputies on Friday night OK'd the proposal, put to a confidence vote to help close bickering ranks […]

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Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec; Zuckerberg's a no-show

This photo posed for the photographer on Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018 and made available by the House of Commons shows the International Grand Committee with representation from 9 Parliaments and Mark Zuckerberg in non-attendance. Lawmakers from nine countries grilled Facebook executive, Richard Allan, on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.” Facebook’s […]

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South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. Continue Reading Below A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to go forward with plans to close the multibillion-dollar facility at the Savannah River Site […]

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UK lawmakers: "Wild West" cryptocurrencies need regulation

British lawmakers are urging regulation for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in a report that describes the current situation as the "Wild West." In a report Wednesday on digital currencies, Parliament's Treasury Committee called for regulations to protect consumers and prevent money laundering. Continue Reading Below The report said investors in so-called crypto-assets have little protection at the moment from risks […]

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