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Republican Rep. Hal Rogers introduces stop-gap budget to prevent October 1 government shutdown

A key US lawmaker introduced a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday to prevent an October 1 government shut-down, acknowledging there is not enough time to pass a yearly US budget. House Appropriations Committee chairman, Republican Hal Rogers, unveiled a temporary measure that would continue funding for all federal agencies, programs and…

GOP spending bill fails in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives unexpectedly defeated a bill that would fund the federal government past September 30 on Wednesday as dozens of Republicans broke with their party to push for deeper spending cuts. The unexpected outcome was an embarrassment for House Republican leaders who have at times…

U.S. lawmakers cut Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives has voted to shave more than a billion dollars from next year’s Department of Homeland Security budget as part of its deficit reduction plan. The Republican-held House voted 231 to 188 to cut the fiscal 2012 budget by $1.1 billion to $40.6…

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