After campaigning and promising in his first State of the Union address on a new infrastructure agenda, President Donald Trump on Monday announced his infrastructure initiative, which he said would use $200 billion in federal money to spur a total of at least $1.5 trillion in spending on new highways, water systems and other construction projects. According to the … Continue reading President Trump Announces Infrastructure Plan
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which stretches more than 600 pages, was released late Wednesday night, revealing provisions large and small that would go far beyond the basic budget numbers. The accord would raise strict spending caps on domestic and military spending in this fiscal year and the next one by about $300 billion in total. It would also lift the federal debt limit until March 2019. This deal was passed in the House early Friday morning.
Trump has reportedly directed the Justice Department to provide "technical assistance" to the House intelligence panel, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and other Democrats said Friday night that they would work with the Justice Department to address its concerns.