Government budgets

May 17, 2019 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders have arranged to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney next week. They want to explore an agreement to increase the government's borrowing cap, as well as...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within a few years. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 14, 2019 - 6:42 pm
Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart...
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FILE - In this November 1969 photo provided by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface. He was the third man to walk on the moon. On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, NASA's chief says the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for putting astronauts back on the moon. (AP Photo/NASA)
May 14, 2019 - 4:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's chief said Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for getting astronauts back on the moon within five years. Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed employees a day after the White House introduced the budget...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA. Under a budget amendment sent Monday evening to Congress, the administration would use an additional $1.9 billion in surplus Pell...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump on May 9, said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 10, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the...
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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. On Friday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for April. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 10, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $160.3 billion surplus in April as revenues for the month jumped to an all-time high. But even with a flood of tax receipts, the deficit so far this year is running 37.7% higher than a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Friday that the...
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May 09, 2019 - 12:12 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its supervision for the first time. The board announced that it also will require fiscal plans and budgets...
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Protesters with clenched fists sing during a rally organized by the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union outside the Greek parliament, in central Athens, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thousands people gathered in central Athens Wednesday for three separate rallies and marches to parliament organized by unions and left-wing groups. Greece has been left without national rail, island ferry and other transport services for a day as unions hold strikes and rallies to celebrate May Day.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 07, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing prime minister has promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before upcoming elections, after outperforming budget targets set by bailout creditors. Alexis Tsipras said sales-tax reductions for household electricity use and for catering...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, makes an opening statement on the fiscal year 2020 budget resolution, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Enzi announced Saturday, May 4 that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020. The 75-year-old made the announcement in his hometown of Gillette. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 04, 2019 - 2:48 pm
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Saturday that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020. The 75-year-old made the announcement in his hometown of Gillette, where he owned a shoe store before becoming mayor in 1975. That was the start of a successful political...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 02, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is staking his presidential bid in no small part on the premise that he doesn't need on-the-job training to lead the U.S. on a world stage that President Donald Trump has gleefully upended. But his more liberal rivals aren't ceding that ground. The former vice president'...
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