Senate passes stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown

D.C. 09/30/21, 17:19

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill to help avoid a government shutdown that could affect hundreds of thousands of federal workers. The chamber voted 65-35 to approve the stop-gap measure to keep the federal government open until Dec. 3, Newsmax reported. The spending bill's passage will help lawmakers buy ...

Congresswoman blocks Democratic proposal to grant amnesty to 8 million illegal immigrants

D.C. 09/20/21, 15:56

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, on Sunday, September 19, blocked the Democrats' plan to authorize mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants within a budget package, arguing that the initiative is outside the scope of budget matters. According to recent reports, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled against the Democrats' efforts to ...

Senate GOP leader outlines demands for spending deal to avoid government shutdown

U.S. 08/05/21, 15:36

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday, Aug. 4, laid out the Republican Party’s demands for a government-funding deal as Congress seeks a bipartisan consensus on a spending package to help avoid a looming shutdown. “When it comes to floor consideration, we cannot and will not start planting individual trees ...

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