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The massive $500 billion budget deal could be coming at exactly the wrong time for the economy

The massive fiscal stimulus could be a terrible idea for the current economic situation, or it could be just what the doctor ordered depending on how you ask.
Sen. Rand Paul

‘It doesn’t make any damn sense’: The latest, short-lived shutdown was a bizarre, avoidable fight

The short-lived government shutdown was the result of completely avoidable missteps.
Paul Ryan.

The shutdown was stupid, but Congress is now more functional than it has been in years

A budget deal paves the way for 18 months of relative normalcy in federal government operations.

‘A colossal waste of time’: Senators blast Rand Paul for pushing government into brief shutdown

Senators from both parties attacked Rand Paul for his protest that forced the government into a shutdown.
President Donald Trump

Trump cheers passage of deal to end government shutdown, but bemoans ‘much waste’ in the bill

President Trump weighed in on the short government shutdown via Twitter, saying increased military spending was a good thing but decrying "waste" in the bill.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate approves short-term government funding bill after a brief midnight shutdown

The massive budget deal is being held up just hours before the federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown.

Rand Paul pushed Congress into a government shutdown all by himself

Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a vote in the Senate on a government funding bill, possibly pushing the government into a shutdown at midnight.

Congress is set to open the door to a gargantuan budget deal — here’s what’s in it

Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a massive budget deal that includes changes to defense funding, Medicare, and the tax code.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

The Senate’s massive bipartisan budget deal is already getting backlash from every corner

House Democrats and Republicans are blasting the bipartisan Senate budget deal.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 7, 2018.

Congress just reached the mother of all budget deals of the Trump era — get ready for a wild Thursday

The Senate deal would extend government funding in the short term while paving the way for a broader budget deal.