Spending Bill

Fall White House Forecast: Will Trump Tone it Down to Get His Agenda Moving?
 

With several pressing deadlines on the horizon as Congress returns after Labor Day, Roll Call’s White House reporter John T. Bennett looks at how Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump may proceed with their shared agenda.

Late Night Votes Ahead: House Considering 4-Bill Spending Package Before Recess

Republican House leadership is confident they have the votes to pass a four-bill “minibus” spending package before heading out for the August recess. They’re slated to leave town Friday, July 28. The minibus includes Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA funding (66 percent of discretionary spending for the government), as well as funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. See the video for more details on the House’s busy week.

White House Watch: Icy Relations With Congress Anew
 

McCarthy Shuts Down Shutdown Talk

McCarthy said the government would not shut down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Heading into a tense negotiation period, the GOP's floor leader is taking away one of the party's most frequently used weapons, the threat of a government shutdown.  

Congress faces a Dec. 11 deadline to pass an omnibus government spending package to avert a shutdown. In a Monday pen-and-pad briefing, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., not only dismissed the possibility of a shutdown — he gave his troops some extra time if lawmakers can't meet their deadline.  

McCarthy Won't Speculate on Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

McCarthy said he did not support funding Planned Parenthood. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the wake of last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado, one GOP leader faced questions about whether congressional Republicans will continue their push to defund the organization.  

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., did not rule in or out a move to strip the group's funding in the must-pass government spending package. He told reporters during a pen-and-pad briefing Monday there will likely be debate on the subject.