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  • Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday. The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Deja vu as spending bills take a back seat to partisan politics

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters he expects Congress to pass a stopgap "continuing resolution" in September that would keep the government funded until late this year.

  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits Capitol Hill to drum up support for conservation program

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying lawmakers to fully fund and permanently reauthorize a 50-year-old conservation program that expires next year.

  • These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

    A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama's administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.

  • Detroit Land Bank's occupied homes pose challenge

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Land Bank Authority hopes to come up with a plan later this year on how to deal with homes it is trying to sell that are occupied, officials said. An analysis by The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1qzAS34 ) of data from the city's blight-removal task force found about...

  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Launch System is at "high risk of missing" its...

  • Patrick reviews $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers sent to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's desk on Wednesday a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Supporters of the measure tout the proposed expansion of the center, aimed at increasing its operating space by...

  • Senate border plan spurns Obama, but helps firefighters and Israel

    If Congress can agree on a plan to give President Obama supplemental money to deal with the border crisis, it's going to be much less than he asked for.

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...

  • VIDEO --- John Boehner: Obama asking for 'blank check' to fix border

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Wednesday morning President Obama is essentially asking for a blank check to fix the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and that's something House Republicans aren't willing to give the White House.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening...

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from recess," William...

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with...



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