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Crawfish duty disbursements worth "well over $100 million" owed to U.S. producers hurt by Chinese imports must be provided faster, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.
In a prepared statement, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said, "By passing the continuing resolution [Wednesday], we have avoided an unnecessary government shutdown, which would have harmed individuals, families, and businesses across the nation ...

In the House, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan was pushing for Congress to take a stand against allowing Syrian refugees into the country at a moment where terrorists could be using every loophole to enter the United States and do harm on the homeland.
Portman called for additional money for the program, but said the $37 million "a down payment that helps put us on a path to fully funding" a bill he introduced to fight the epidemic.
Congress averted a government shutdown with a rushed budget deal on Wednesday that also settles the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction budget for all of fiscal 2017.
The US Congress had to appropriate funding this week to cover for the start of the 2017 fiscal year, which begins on October 1, in order to avoid a government shutdown. The passed bill, which still needs to be signed by US President Barack Obama, gives ...
WASHINGTON - Congress averted a government shutdown Wednesday as the Senate and then the House approved a short-term spending bill, allowing lawmakers to avoid a crisis and return home to campaign.
30, the near-annual tradition of a government shutdown threat appears to be upon us. Democrats are threatening to block Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell's, R-Ky.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A government shutdown on Saturday looms as a federal spending bill was voted down in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon.
With many lawmakers chomping at the bit to return home to campaign for reelection, it's hard to believe there is any serious talk about another government shutdown. Congress is rushing to complete work on a large stop-gap spending package that would ...
The Export-Import Bank, which finances purchases of U.S. goods from overseas buyers, is currently hobbled because it lacks enough board members to produce a quorum.
Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is being investigated by Federal Prosecutors for allegedly sending sexual text messages to a 15-year-old girl, NBC News reported, citing sources.
To now bring us to the brink of a government shutdown over a provision that's not even in the bill, and that was funded elsewhere, would take obstruction to an obscene new level.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - the White House budget office was slated to hold a call with U.S. government agencies on Friday to plan for a government shutdown in case the U.S. Congress fails to pass a short-term funding bill by a deadline next week. "It is ...

It appears that the Senate is poised to quash a government shutdown threat from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in spite of presidential candidate Donald Trump lending his support to his former primary ... process to transfer management of the Internet's ...
A government shutdown is unlikely, but the absence of a deal by the end of the week could keep lawmakers in town longer than they had planned before the election.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spoke out against the rider, defending the SEC's ability to strengthen transparency in campaign spending, and highlighting the political cost of a government shutdown. The Senate must pass a continuing resolution by ...
The time to worry about a government shutdown is before voting. Tweet. Today at 8:30AM. By Don C. ... The United States Constitution and the accompanying Antideficiency Act mandates action when federal agencies and programs lack appropriated funding ...
When we pass the twentieth stopgap funding measure of my time in Congress, let's finally address the broken process that keeps leading us here. Let's use these last few weeks to work together to move legislation incorporating provisions from my ...
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Monday he was confident the House and Senate could agree on a continuing resolution and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. Without passage of the continuing resolution, some parts of the ...
They also demanded that the procedures be provided to Congress in classified and public formats and that the government implement a "longer-term monitoring process" for refugees admitted to the U.S.. Finally, the freeze would only be undone once ...
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a procedural vote today to clear the way for consideration of a short-term funding extension that would keep the government operating until after the November elections.
The US Senate is due to take a vote Monday afternoon on a "continuing resolution" to keep the government funded through to the end of the year, taking the issue off the table prior to elections in November.
8, 2016, photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., waits on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a rally.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Driven by a desire to free up endangered lawmakers to campaign, congressional negotiators are working to quickly complete a spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the ...
The U.S. Congress has fewer than two weeks to extend federal spending authority or face a partial government shutdown when the fiscal year ends September 30. While many Americans are focused on the presidential contest, Washington is careening ...
Ted Cruz (R-TX), the same man who led a government shutdown fight over Obamacare in the fall of 2013. Cruz wants to block the U.S. government from handing over its power to regulate internet domain names to an international body. That transfer had long ...
Pittenger also talked about what steps Congress is taking to deal with issues like the Zika virus, the federal budget and avoidance of a government shutdown. Local leaders also heard from U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, who served as a co-host for the summit.
In this Sept. 9, 2016, photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies in on Capitol Hill in Washington. It's a tough time for a governor to come to Washington, hat in hand, to ask for billions of dollars for a hard-hit state, especially with Congress ...
Ayotte, in particular, has been an outspoken Cruz critic, questioning the partial government shutdown Cruz helped spark in 2013 and criticizing him during a flap over funding for Planned Parenthood that nearly caused another shutdown two years later.
The Obama administration is due to relinquish U.S. control Oct. 1 over a private-sector, nonprofit organization that administers internet domain names and designations.
Lawmakers in Washington are on the verge of threatening yet another government shutdown, and this time the standoff has been mounted over one of the dumbest of all possible policy fights: who gets to oversee domain names on the internet.
U.S. President Barack Obama, center, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, wait as members of the media walk out following a meting in the Oval Office of ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh speaks in Indianapolis. U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh says members of Congress shouldn't get paid if they don't pass a budget or if government shuts down in partisan gridlock.
Some members of the Freedom Caucus have said they could support the bill if leaders included their proposal to ban all Syrian refugees from entering the U-S, but Brat says he needs more than that. "Some of our folks would like that and I would like ...
Congress is eyeing a short-term spending bill this week to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 and potentially make an early getaway from Washington.
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders looking to avoid a government shutdown one month before election Day will have to jump a familiar hurdle: demands from some of their members to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
"Not only is there a concern of censorship in foreign jurisdictions stripping U.S. law from authority over the internet, there are also real national security concerns.
It was then that the US government shutdown KickassTorrents, which is arguably the most popular site of its kind. After KAT was shut down, users turned to Torrentz instead, before it voluntarily shut itself down in fear of suffering the same fate as KAT.
WASHINGTON - As the clock ticks toward the fiscal year's end Sept. 30, without a deal in the US Congress to fund the federal government, all signs point to a stopgap bill to avert a shutdown and buy time for 2017 spending legislation to be negotiated ...
Stiglitz is correct in that the main use case of bitcoin is for regulatory arbitrage (outside of its use as a store of value), but his comments regarding a U.S. government shutdown of Bitcoin are unfounded. It's unclear what Stiglitz was referring to ...
Friday's warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden came as lawmakers start to sort out a stopgap government funding bill that is being targeted to also carry long-delayed money to battle Zika.
House Republicans took a first awkward step toward avoiding a government shutdown Friday, as hardline conservatives clashed with Speaker Paul Ryan behind closed doors even as something close to a consensus began to emerge.
"We're heading straight for another unnecessary government shutdown because I had the good fortune yesterday to spent some time along with President Obama and everyone should be alerted today to this: We are not going to agree to a long-term CR," Reid ...
The U.S. Senate is reportedly working on a CR to fund government through early December 2016. Hoyer believes that's the best move.
During the mission, U.S. forces engaged and killed a number of hostile forces. No U.S. personnel or civilians were harmed.
U.S. President Barack Obama clasps his hands to bid farewell as he boards Air Force One at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos, Thursday, Sept.






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