The $854 billion bill funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December.
The statement comes in the wake of reports that the cost of the proposed display had exploded to $92 million. In a related development, Defense Secretary Mattis is ridiculing that cost estimate.
Some immigrant Army reservists and recruits who enlisted with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, The Associated Press has learned.
For most Americans, the emergence of a renewed nuclear arms race with Russia comes as a surprise.
American problems in the 16-year war include a resilient Taliban, a weak government in Kabul and, according to the top general overseeing the conflict, Russian interference.
Many governmental operations will continue, but the longer the closure goes on, the more likely that its impact will be felt.
The declaration signals growing frustration over Pakistan’s perceived lack of cooperation in fighting terrorist networks. It is not clear how much money and materiel will be withheld.
In 1950, the CIA helped establish the Congress for Cultural Freedom—an anti-communist advocacy group—to neutralize political opposition to Anglo-American culture.
A new investigative report by The Washington Post shows that leaders within the Pentagon buried evidence that it was wasting billions over concerns that Congress would make budget cuts.