The U.S. House of Representatives early on Friday approved a bill to fund the federal government through March 23 and to increase overall spending limits over two years, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump.
Demonstrations of military muscle are not typical in the USA and they don't come cheap.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has confirmed the Defence Department is exploring potential proposals for a military parade after Donald Trump reportedly asked for a large-scale showcase of American might. First time this has happened in a long time.
Kemba Walker makes All-Star Game
Walker became Charlotte's all-time leader in 3-point field goals on February 4, surpassing the previous high of 929 by Dell Curry. It has also been announced that Drummond will take Porzingis' place in the All-Star Skills Challenge.
Trump tweets, "Just signed Bill. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!"
A band of tea party Republicans swung against the legislation as well, repelled by its spiraling spending levels.
The agreement is likely to be added to a stopgap spending bill that passed the House on Tuesday, aimed at averting a government shutdown Thursday at midnight. Rand Paul blocked plans for a quick Senate vote, blaming his fellow Republicans for being "complicit" in the looming return of trillion-dollar budget deficits.
The bill now moves to the House.
The bill stalled in the Senate Thursday night when one of the opponents, Sen.
Paul's dissent dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours past the deadline, underscoring the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligation of keeping the government open. Rand Paul, refused to allow a speedy vote.
Markets Right Now: Stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 50
Many investors justified that by pointing out that interest rates were low and few alternatives looked like better investments. The Standard & Poor's 500, the benchmark for many index funds, is also 10 percent below the record high it set two weeks ago.
Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.
Putin, Erdogan Discuss Military Coordination In Syria
A stronghold of Islamic State militants until late a year ago , the province also was the group's main source of oil revenue. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched " Operation Olive Branch " to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria.
White House scrambles to contain Porter fallout
The White House has come under fire for releasing statements praising Porter's character before the allegations came out. She said Porter kicked her during their honeymoon and, during a 2005 vacation in Italy, punched her in the face.