Lawmakers seek to finalize spending bill as storm looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders worked to finalize a massive federal spending bill on Tuesday to finance the government through September and prevent a government shutdown before funding runs out late Friday, as an approaching winter storm threatened to snarl Washington.

White House official says U.S. Congress to pass spending bill by Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is confident the U.S. Congress will pass a spending bill by the end of this week that supports the military and infrastructure spending, and helps the government avert shutting down its operations, Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told Fox News Channel on Monday.

Democratic incumbent faces challenge from the left in Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago-area Democrats cast their ballots on Tuesday in a nationally watched congressional primary election that could signal whether the anti-Trump sentiment that has galvanized the party’s base could also sweep moderate lawmakers out of office.

Raj Shah: White House confident spending bill will pass by Friday deadline

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said Tuesday that the administration is confident a spending bill will be passed by the Friday deadline. “There are a number of issues that are being worked out with Congress, but we remain confident that by the end of the week, we’re going …

Nebraska motel managers sentenced for enslaving nephew

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Two former western Nebraska hotel managers will spend a year and a day in federal prison and be deported for enslaving and abusing their nephew. The Omaha World-Herald reports 50-year-old Vishnubhai Chaudhari and 44-year-old Leelabahen Chaudhari were sentenced Monday in federal court in Omaha. They …