WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs.
The Senate kicked off a flurry of congressional activity Friday aimed at avoiding a midnight shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a funding bill to keep the department operative through Sept. 30.
Congress edged closer to a Friday partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security as House and Senate Republican leaders remain at an impasse over which chamber should act, and on what legislation.
Michael Hoyt of Deer Park called 911 in October and told dispatchers that he had wanted to poison Boehner, R-Ohio, at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, where Hoyt was a bartender, according to court documents. Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7.
House Republicans may have found a way to stop the Department of Homeland Security from using any federal money to carry out President Obama's executive order to protect up to 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.