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senate passes sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending it to trump's d


the deal would would increase domestic spending by $63 billion over last year's levels and it would boost military spending by $80 billion.        






house passes sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending it to the senate


the deal would would increase domestic spending by $63 billion over last year's levels and it would boost military spending by $80 billion.        






house passes sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill, sending it to the senate


the deal would would increase domestic spending by $63 billion over last year's levels and it would boost military spending by $80 billion.        






house passes tax bill, again and with fixes, sending final $1.5 trillion package


the house on wednesday passed a sweeping republican tax overhaul again— with fixes — sending the final $1.5 trillion measure to trump for his signature.        






congress gives final approval to $1 trillion spending bill, easing shutdown thre


congress gave final approval to a sweeping $1-trillion spending bill thursday, sending president trump the first notable bipartisan accomplishment of his administration.the senate voted 79-18 to pass the bill that will keep government running for the next five months, easing the threat of a federal shutdown until the next spending battle in the fall. the house approved it earlier.trump initially groused over the final compromise because democrats in congress used their leverage as the minority party to deny the president his top priorities, including funding for his promised wall on the border with mexico.but the white house later embraced the outcome. the measure will boost spending on defense, but not as much as trump wanted, and provides money for disaster relief, medical research and o






senate passes sweeping spending measure to reopen federal government, sends bill


update: senate passes budget deal and spending measure to reopen shuttered federal government, sending bill to the house.earlier: lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue senate republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal.kentucky sen. rand paul, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of republicans controlling washington, blocked a vote on the approximately $400 billion spending measure, which is married to a six-week temporary funding bill need to prevent the shutdown and provide time to implement the budget pact.paul pushed a set of senate votes into early friday. the measure, backed by the senate's top leaders, was expected to sail through th






us congress passes spending bill to end brief shutdown | news


a brief us government shutdown ended early on friday after congress passed a funding bill that will keep the government open through march 23.president donald trump tweeted that he signed the legislation before the start of the working day, ending the country's second shutdown this year. "just signed bill. our military will now be stronger than ever before," trump tweeted.the house narrowly passed the bill, 240-186, after the senate approved it earlier on friday. the hours-long shutdown began after midnight on thursday when the current government funding expired. it came after republican senator rand paul delayed the senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which lifts spending caps on us defence and domestic programmes by about $300bn. it also raises the government's






us senate passes sweeping tax overhaul bill


image copyrightafpimage caption the bill was passed by senators after a marathon debate on capitol hill us senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for donald trump's first big legislative victory. the final bill was passed 51 to 49 in favour, following a series of amendments in a marathon session.the plan sees a sharp cut in corporation tax, but a senate committee finding said it would add $1tn (£742bn) to the budget deficit.president trump wants the measures - the biggest us tax overhaul since the 1980s - enacted by the end of the year.the senate must now merge its legislation with that passed last month by the house of representatives.the reconciled bill will then be sent to the president's desk for his signature to be enacted into law.democrats complained that the






house passes final $1.5 trillion tax bill, senate next


on tuesday, dec. 19, 2017, house republican leaders are expressed excitement as they prepared to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill. the bill is estimated to give steep tax cuts to businesses and the wealthy, and more modest cuts to middle-income and low-income families. (credit: the associated press)by tom [email protected] @tombrunedc updated december 19, 2017 3:16 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwashington — house republicans easily passed their sweeping tax overhaul tuesday, sending the bill to the senate for a vote later tuesday or wednesday, and moving a step closer to securing president donald trump’s first major legislative achievement.the house approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut legislation in a largely party-line vote of 227 to 203, overcoming the nays cast






us congress passes spending bill to end brief shutdown | news


a brief us government shutdown is expected to end early on friday after congress passed a funding bill that will keep the government open through march 23.the legislation will now go to president donald trump, who is expected to sign it before the start of the working day, ending the country's second shutdown this year. the house narrowly passed the bill, 240-186, after the senate approved it earlier on friday. the hours-long shutdown began after midnight on thursday when the current government funding expired. it came after republican senator rand paul delayed the senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which lifts spending caps on us defence and domestic programmes by about $300bn. it also raises the government's debt ceiling until march 2019.paul told the senate t






senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill


the republican-led house on thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by president donald trump. the vote was 211-198 for the massive... (andrew taylor)






the latest: wh says trump would sign huge spending bill


washington — the latest on congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):12:44 p.m.the white house says president donald trump will sign a $1.3 trillion budget bill that boosts military spending, but does not include all the funding he sought for his promised border wall.white house officials say the plan includes key administration priorities, particularly defense spending. they argue they could not get everything they want because democratic votes are needed in the closely divided senate.budget director mick mulvaney said the bill was not perfect, but "that's not how the process works."he noted the deal includes at least some money for new construction along the border.trump sounded less than enthused by the bill wednesday night. he tweeted: "had to waste money






senate appears poised to pass gop tax bill as leaders make final tweaks


the republican tax plan appeared headed for senate passage after some dramatic, last-minute negotiations thursday to win over gop holdouts concerned about a new congressional analysis that estimated the package would add $1 trillion to the nation’s deficit.republicans and the white house sorely need a legislative victory to reflect their first year of control in washington, and a landmark tax bill — which would dramatically lower the corporate rate and double the standard deduction for individuals — would provide that win.if passed friday as now expected, the sweeping senate tax bill would next need to be reconciled with a house version, a process leaders hope to expedite in a matter of days. then both the house and senate would need to pass the revised measure again before sending it to p






senate to send $1.1t spending bill to trump


washington (ap) — the senate is on track to deliver president donald trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion agencywide spending bill that would keep the government running pretty much as is through september.senate passage thursday afternoon would send the huge bill to the white house for trump’s signature well in time to avert a midnight friday shutdown deadline. the house passed the measure wednesday on a big bipartisan vote, though 103 of the chamber’s conservative republicans opposed the bill.trump won $15 billion in additional pentagon spending and $1.5 billion in emergency border security funds but was denied funding to begin construction work on his oft-promised wall along the u.s.-mexico border.and democrats and the pragmatic republica






the latest: senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill


washington — the latest on congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):12:45 a.m.congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs. it gives president donald trump just a nibble of the money he's wanted to build his wall with mexico.the senate gave final passage to the bipartisan legislation by 65-32 early friday. the house approved it 256-167 hours earlier.trump is expected to sign the bill before saturday. that would avert what would be a third government shutdown this election year, which would embarrass republicans controlling the white house and congress.trump initially promised mexico would pay to construct his "big, beautiful wall." that country has refused, and trump has sought $25 billion for the p






what's in – and what's out – of the $1.3 trillion spending


the bill will affect everything from military readiness to opioid addiction treatment. lawmakers hope to pass it before a friday midnight.        






trump declares victory as tax bill passes: 'it's always a lot of fun w


the bill, trump promised, means americans will get a "big, beautiful tax cut for christmas."        






house passes massive gop tax package; senate expected to vote tonight


gleeful republicans on tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the house. house speaker paul ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted "results are what's going to make this popular."the vote, largely along party lines, was 227-203 and capped a gop sprint to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to president donald trump after a year of congressional stumbles and non-starters.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, r-ky., said the senate would vote tuesday evening, sending the legislation to trump for his signature.in a last-minute glitch, however, democrats said three provisions in the bill, including one that would allow parents to use college savings accounts for home-schooling expenses for yo






$1.3 trillion spending bill still in flux as negotiations on immigration continu


the bill must be passed by both the house and senate and signed by president trump before saturday, or there will be another partial government shutdown.        






house gives final ok to gop tax plan, sending it to trump


congress gave final approval to the gop tax plan wednesday, 224-201, after the house took an unusual do-over vote to clear up differences with the senate-passed bill. the $1.5-trillion package now heads to president trump, who plans to sign it into law.the house had approved the tax bill on tuesday but was forced to take another vote wednesday because a couple of provisions in the version it approved were found to be in violation of senate procedures. those provisions were dropped before the senate gave its approval early wednesday. critics complained the republicans rushed to pass the sweeping tax plan to deliver trump a year-end legislative victory, but supporters shrugged off the problems as minor. the tax plan dramatically cuts corporate rates and provides some individual rate reductio






trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open


president donald trump signed his first piece of major legislation on friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through september. the bill cleared both houses of congress this week and trump signed it into law behind closed doors at his home in central new jersey, well ahead of a midnight friday deadline for some government operations to begin shutting down. but other budget battles lie ahead as the white house and congress hammer out a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts oct. 1.republicans praised $15 billion in additional pentagon spending obtained by trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the u.s.-mexico border to deter illegal immigration. trump also wants a huge






trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open


branchburg, n.j. — president donald trump signed his first piece of major legislation on friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through september.the bill cleared both houses of congress this week and trump signed it into law behind closed doors at his home in central new jersey, well ahead of a midnight friday deadline for some government operations to begin shutting down.but other budget battles lie ahead as the white house and congress hammer out a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts oct. 1.republicans praised $15 billion in additional pentagon spending obtained by trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the u.s.-mexico border to deter illegal immigration.trump a






house approves $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill


congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord that will keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, but that president trump initially criticized for failing to include his administration’s priorities.the house easily approved the measure, 309-118,and the senate was expected to swiftly follow, ahead of a friday deadline when a current stopgap funding bill expires.the $1 trillion package boosts defense spending by $12.5 billion, half of what the president wanted. another $2.5 billion would be available if he unveils a counter-terror strategy to fight islamic state.the package provides extra money for medical research, disaster relief and to salvage a coal miners’ pension fund that was a top priority of both democrats and sena






trump administration advises federal agencies to prepare for 'limited'


two-year spending bill hits a snag in the senate as midnight deadline looms.        






trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open – the denver post


branchburg, n.j. — president donald trump signed his first piece of major legislation on friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through september.the bill cleared both houses of congress this week and trump signed it into law behind closed doors at his home in central new jersey, well ahead of a midnight friday deadline for some government operations to begin shutting down.but other budget battles lie ahead as the white house and congress hammer out a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts oct. 1.republicans praised $15 billion in additional pentagon spending obtained by trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the u.s.-mexico border to deter illegal immigration.trump a






trump calls on roy moore to concede senate race: 'i think he should. he tri


trump acknowledges that he needs republican votes for his tax bill, but says 'i think we're doing very well.'        






trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open


branchburg, n.j. — president donald trump signed his first piece of major legislation on friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through september.the bill cleared both houses of congress this week and trump signed it into law behind closed doors at his home in central new jersey, well ahead of a midnight friday deadline for some government operations to begin shutting down.but other budget battles lie ahead as the white house and congress hammer out a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts oct. 1.republicans praised $15 billion in additional pentagon spending obtained by trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the u.s.-mexico border to deter illegal immigration.most re






senate appears poised to pass gop tax bill as leaders make final tweaks – la tim


after some key gop holdouts fell in line, the republican tax plan appeared headed for senate passage by late thursday or early friday — even as last-minute revisions were still being negotiated to assuage lawmakers.an endorsement earlier in the day from sen. john mccain (r-ariz.) ended speculation that the independent-minded republican could upend his party’s hopes for a year-end accomplishment, much the way his opposition helped kill the gop’s obamacare repeal earlier this year.advertisementsimilarly, support from sen. lisa murkowski (r-alaska) and encouraging words from sen. susan collins (r-maine), both of whom had joined mccain to oppose the healthcare bill, gave the bill a boost ahead of voting.if passed, the sweeping senate tax bill would next need to be reconciled with a house versi






house approves $1-trillion bipartisan spending bill as gop prepares for thursday


congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord to keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year.but republicans had a tougher time trying to salvage their obamacare overhaul with a last-minute fix to gain support for a vote that leaders now plan to hold thursday.president trump initially criticized the $1-trillion spending package for failing to include his administration’s priorities, but the house easily approved the funding measure, 309 to 118. the senate was expected to swiftly follow, ahead of a friday deadline when a current stopgap funding bill expires.the package boosts defense spending by $12.5 billion, half of what the president wanted. it provides extra money for medical research, disaster relief and the effort to sal






house approves $1-trillion bipartisan spending bill as gop prepares for thursday


congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord to keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year.but republicans had a tougher time trying to salvage their obamacare overhaul with a last-minute fix to gain support for a vote that leaders now plan to hold thursday.president trump initially criticized the $1-trillion spending package for failing to include his administration’s priorities, but the house easily approved the funding measure, 309 to 118. the senate was expected to swiftly follow, ahead of a friday deadline when a current stopgap funding bill expires.the package boosts defense spending by $12.5 billion, half of what the president wanted. it provides extra money for medical research, disaster relief and the effort to sal






senate passes budget agreement and spending bill to reopen federal government


the bill stalled in the senate thursday night when one of the opponents, sen. rand paul, refused to allow a speedy vote.






house passes short-term spending bill, but legislation faces long odds in senate


the house passed a short-term spending bill thursday night to keep the government open, but senate democrats and a few republicans may kill it.        






house approves $1-trillion bipartisan spending bill


congress pushed forward a sweeping spending bill wednesday, a rare bipartisan accord that will keep the government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, but that president trump initially criticized for failing to include his administration’s priorities.the house easily approved the measure, 309-118,and the senate was expected to swiftly follow, ahead of a friday deadline when a current stopgap funding bill expires.the $1-trillion package boosts defense spending by $12.5 billion, half of what the president wanted. an additional $2.5 billion would be available if he unveils a counter-terror strategy to fight islamic state.the package provides extra money for medical research, disaster relief and the effort to salvage a coal miners pension fund that was a top priority of both de






house passes $1.1 trillion spending bill


by andrew taylorwashington (ap) — the house easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on wednesday, awarding wins to both democrats and republicans while putting off until later this year fights over president donald trump’s promised border wall with mexico and massive military buildup.the 309-118 vote sends the bill to the senate in time for them to act to avert a government shutdown at midnight friday. the white house has said trump would sign the measure, which is the first major legislation to pass in trump’s short, turbulent presidency.house speaker paul ryan praised the measure as bipartisan, and said the biggest gain for conservatives came as democrats dropped longstanding demands to match pentagon increases with equal hikes for nondefense programs.“no longer will t






house passes $1.1 trillion spending bill


by andrew taylorwashington (ap) — the house easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on wednesday, awarding wins to both democrats and republicans while putting off until later this year fights over president donald trump’s promised border wall with mexico and massive military buildup.the 309-118 vote sends the bill to the senate in time for them to act to avert a government shutdown at midnight friday. the white house has said trump would sign the measure, which is the first major legislation to pass in trump’s short, turbulent presidency.house speaker paul ryan praised the measure as bipartisan, and said the biggest gain for conservatives came as democrats dropped longstanding demands to match pentagon increases with equal hikes for nondefense programs.“no longer will t






here's what's in the tax bill the house just approved


sweeping changes to corporate and individual taxes were approved, but further changes could be coming in the senate.        






5 ways to make the most of failure


making friends with failure will be difficult, but it’ll be worth it. you have to be prepared for anything, which means being prepared to fail again. re-adjusting your attitude could be the making of you, so don’t hesitate. accepting failure is not accepting defeat, it’s being realistic. you’ll probably find that it pushes you to work even harder, which is always a good thing, regardless of what you’re working on.failure won’t kill you, but it’ll definitely make you stronger. your potential knows no bounds, so get back out there and show everyone what you’re made of! success takes time and dedication among a heap of other things, so remember – life is a marathon, not a sprint. be ertive and confident, and don’t forget to work hard. failure will try and bring you down – don’t let it. if fai