Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Can The Common Sense Caucus Influence Leading Lawmakers?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A bipartisan group of senators have dubbed themselves the "Common Sense Caucus" and are taking credit for ending the brief government shutdown. But in a polarized Capitol, how much influence will these centrist lawmakers have on their leaders?

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Trump Signs Funding Bill, Bringing Shutdown To An End

Monday, January 22, 2018

Congress voted to restore funding through Feb. 8 after an agreement to pursue immigration bills in the coming weeks. The White House says the government will resume normal operations on Tuesday.

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In Latest Attempt To Reopen Government, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Meets

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been working all weekend to find a funding plan that will restart the federal government. Most recently, a bipartisan group of Senators met behind closed doors.

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With Hours Left, Congress Still Trying To Reach An Agreement To Fund The Government

Friday, January 19, 2018

Government funding runs out at midnight unless Congress can come to an agreement on spending, immigration and potentially other issues.

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White House: 'We Don't Want A Shutdown'

Friday, January 19, 2018

The White House hosts a press conference Friday morning regarding a possible government shutdown. The Senate has not yet acted on a House-passed, short-term continuing resolution.

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Congressional Lawmakers Running Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The federal government could shut down by Friday at midnight if lawmakers in Congress can't agree to keep the government funded. President Trump has muddied the situation by making contradictory statements about his position.

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House Republicans Introduce Bill To Keep Government Open For Another Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

House Republicans have introduced a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for another month while lawmakers keep working on a longer term spending and immigration deal.

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After Several Chaotic Days, Where Does DACA Deal Stand?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lawmakers and President Trump are returning to town after prospects for an immigration deal dimmed at the end of last week. Congress also faces a Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.

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Trump Describes African Countries As 'S***holes' During DACA Negotiations

Thursday, January 11, 2018

President Trump used vulgar language to refer to African countries in a meeting about immigration, as a bipartisan group of senators worked toward a deal on protections for young immigrants.

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Trump Uses Vulgar Language To Refer To African Countries, Sources Say

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The president made the comment during an Oval Office discussion of U.S. visa and immigration policies as he was meeting with a group of senators about a bipartisan plan pertaining to the DACA program.

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Negotiations Continue on Big-Ticket Policy Items Rolled Into the Government Funding Bill

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

NPR's Kelsey Snell looks at Congress' attempt to craft a funding bill that has lots of big issues tied up in it -- including immigration, children's health insurance and more.

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Lawmakers Trying To Reach Deal For Government Funding

Monday, January 08, 2018

It's a busy week on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are trying to craft a government funding bill and come up with a deal to keep DACA recipients in the U.S.

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2 New Members Will Be Sworn In On Senate's First Day

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, a Democrat, takes Democrat Al Franken's former seat, and Doug Jones will be the first Democrat sworn into an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years.

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What Congress Accomplished And Didn't Accomplish In 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

It was a messy year in Congress. Despite control of the House and Senate — and a president willing to sign legislation — Congressional Republicans spent much of the year fighting amongst themselves. But at both the start and the finish of the year, they scored some important wins.

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Short-Term Spending Resolution: Are The Days Of Annual Budget Proposals Behind Us?

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Days after a monumental tax bill victory, Republican lawmakers scored another partisan win: a spending bill that will temporarily extend federal funding until January 19, 2018. It's the second short term budget resolution by Republicans this year, keeping a government shut-down at bay — for now.

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Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Postponing Tough Legislation Decisions

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Congress has passed a spending bill to temporarily avert a government shutdown on Friday, pushing off hard decisions on immigration, defense spending and health care until next year.

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McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

Thursday, December 21, 2017

With an even slimmer GOP majority in the Senate in 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't see much of a point in repeating health care efforts that failed this year.

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With Republican Tax Overhaul Expected To Clear Congress, What's Next?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A $1.5 trillion package of tax cuts was expected to clear Congress on Tuesday night, the first major GOP legislative accomplishment this year. A procedural delay pushed off final passage to Wednesday.

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Does The Republican Tax Legislation Follow Through On Trump's Promises?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

President Trump laid out some principles for what the GOP tax bill would do. Now that the bill will soon become law, were those pledges kept? Our NPR Politics Podcast team discusses.

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House Set To Vote On GOP Tax Bill On Tuesday

Monday, December 18, 2017

Congressional Republicans appear on the cusp of their first major legislative victory of the Trump era, with a House vote on the tax bill set for Tuesday.

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