• A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closes October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
    Must-do bills in a divided Congress could lead to shutdown

    An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump’s position can change with each lawmaker he talks to.

  • This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. (Jon Elswick/AP)
    CBO: Federal budget deficit rises to $668B

    Republicans controlling Congress are working on companion nonbinding budget plans that promise sharp spending cuts and shrinking deficits, but they aren’t likely to actually try to carry out the cuts.

  • In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
    House passes $4.1T budget plan

    The House has passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that promises deep cuts to social programs and Cabinet agency budgets.

  • An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    House passes $1.2T omnibus spending bill

    The massive measure wraps the 12 annual spending bills into one and is the first time in more than a decade that the House has passed all of the appropriations bills in one fashion or the other by Sept. 30, the end of the budget year.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives at the Capitol for a closed-door meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, as they struggle to get a tax code overhaul, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The as-yet-undrafted bill to overhaul the tax code is the top priority for Trump and Republicans after the collapse of their effort to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
    Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

    Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation’s tax system.

  • Senate GOP sees budget deal as path to tax redo

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP members of the Budget Committee are meeting Tuesday with two top Trump administration officials to plot breaking the budget stalemate.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, comments to reporters as the House voted overwhelmingly to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)viernes, 8 de septiembre del 2017. (AP Foto/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP

    President Donald Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.

  • President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. Trump overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday and cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit for three months, all part of an agreement to speed money to Harvey relief. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump overrules GOP with deal on CR, debt ceiling

    President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America’s debt limit.