Government budgets

President Donald Trump listens as acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks during an expanded bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he's still hounding them to pay even more, saying the United States still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The...
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Members of the New York state Senate debate budget bills during session in Senate Chamber at the state Capitol Sunday, March, 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 31, 2019 - 10:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature worked into the night Sunday to wrap up work on a new state budget that includes new tolls on motorists driving into the busiest parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on plastic bags. The Senate and Assembly began voting on budget...
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Oranges and tomatoes are seen on display for sale alongside a roll of plastic bags at a supermarket in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two New York lawmakers say Wednesday that they're optimistic that a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags could be included in the spending plan that's due Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature have reached a deal to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget agreements, officials said Friday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Trump is traveling to Michigan to speak at a rally before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 29, 2019 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. Speaking to reporters Thursday as he left the White House...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Trump is traveling to Michigan to speak at a rally before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 28, 2019 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. Speaking to reporters as he left the...
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President Trump talks to reporters before leaving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Fore Base in Maryland. Trump is traveling to Michigan to speak at a rally before spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 28, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is backing off a budget request to cut funding for the Special Olympics, after days of criticism. Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday, "I...
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March 28, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a GOP budget plan that would curb federal benefit programs by $551 billion over the next five years and rejects President Donald Trump's plan to use budget tricks to pad the Pentagon budget. The Budget Committee approved the nonbinding measure by a...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 8:22 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers are blasting the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency's budget by 23 percent...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Pelosi and leading House Democrats are unveiling broad legislation today to shore up the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 27, 2019 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is...
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