Congress remains gridlocked on the issue, despite President Trump’s demand for substantial changes by March 5.
Groups advocating stricter gun laws are organizing Americans who want to channel anger into action after the deadly Florida school shooting.
Senators deal President Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandon him on an issue that helped elect him.
In an ominous sign, Senate leaders began trading blame Thursday as prospects seemed to grow that the chamber’s long-awaited debate on the hot-button issue would end in stalemate.
The agreement, which now goes to the House for a confirming vote, does not address immigration, and both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces have swung against it.
A leader of House conservatives predicts the group's objections to big domestic spending increases would not be enough to block the Senate's proposed budget.
The Senate minority leader pulls back a proposal of $25 billion for the southern border wall, as lawmakers try to protect 700,000 or more "Dreamers" from deportation.
A 69-hour closure ends as Republicans win Democratic votes by promising to take up the plight of the "Dreamers" and other contentious issues. But the funding fix won't last long.
The Republican-controlled Congress schedules an unusual weekend session to begin considering a three-week spending measure. Democrats oppose the plan.