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Trump set for tumultuous ride with Congress

President Trump is entering a tumultuous stretch in his rollercoaster relationship with Congress, setting up some of his biggest battles to date. Trump faces a multi-pronged fight with a newly empowered Democratic House majority intent on investigating his administration, all while Senate Republicans show signs…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 8, 2019

Congress close to a deal on border fencing, and Trump might take it

House and Senate negotiators are closing in on a possible border security agreement that would fund new technology, additional border patrol agents, and likely some kind of fencing in certain areas along the southern border. There’s no mention of a wall in the deal, per…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 8, 2019

Congressman calls on Justice Department to halt federal funding for Nation of Islam

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Monday called on the Department of Justice to immediately halt federal funding to the Nation of Islam, after the Washington Examiner first reported that the group has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government to teach religious studies programs…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 7, 2019

Trump corners Democrats with threat to kill NAFTA: ‘It is going to force Congress to act’

Democratic congressional leaders are loath to acknowledge it, but President Trump has them cornered with his threat to terminate NAFTA if his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada isn’t approved. Scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement without a replacement would deliver a heavy…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Republicans load up spending bill before Democrats take House control

As the clock ticks down in Congress, Republican lawmakers are racing to load up the end-of-year spending legislation with their own priorities, figuring this is their last chance to push their agenda while they control both chambers. Numerous proposals including a farm bill, sanctions on…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, December 10, 2018

Congress passes short-term funding bill, puts shutdown showdown off until Dec. 21

Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to keep the government fully open through Dec. 21, giving lawmakers two more weeks to find a solution to President Trump’s demand for $5 billion for his border wall plans. More than 70 percent of basic government operations,…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, December 7, 2018

Congress passes short-term funding bill, puts shutdown showdown off until Dec. 21

Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to keep the government fully open through Dec. 21, giving lawmakers two more weeks to find a solution to President Trump’s demand for $5 billion for his border wall plans. More than 70 percent of basic government operations,…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, December 7, 2018

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