{FD} Trump strikes ‘deal’ with Dems on Harvey aid and debt limit, over Ryan’s objections

President Trump struck a deal Wednesday with Democratic leaders to raise the federal debt ceiling and fund the government for the next three months while also providing Hurricane Harvey relief money -- hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan blasted such a plan as “unworkable” and “disgraceful.”

{FD} Congress returns in likely need of bipartisanship, touting previous wins for vets, kids with cancer

Congress so far this session has passed 55 bills that have been signed into law, including dozens with bipartisan support, from sanctioning North Korea to reauthorizing the FDA, which allows the agency to continue to collect outside funding for medical research and offer more hope to children with cancer.

{FD} Trump plan to tie Harvey money to debt ceiling vote gets Dems support, skepticism from GOP conservatives

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s weekend call for Congress to tie its upcoming vote on increasing the federal debt limit to approving billions for Hurricane Harvey relief is getting support from congressional Democrats but apparent little backing from Republicans.

{FD} Hill GOP conservatives not backing Trump plan to tie Harvey money to debt ceiling vote

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s weekend call for Congress to tie its upcoming vote on increasing the federal debt limit to approving billions for Hurricane Harvey relief is getting support from congressional Democrats but apparent little backing from Republicans.

{FD} Trump plan to tie Harvey money to debt ceiling vote gets Dems support, quiet GOP response

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s weekend call for Congress to tie its upcoming vote on increasing the federal debt limit to approving billions for Hurricane Harvey relief is getting support from congressional Democrats but apparent little backing from Republicans.

Need for Harvey recovery money could complicate Congress’ hectic September

The possible need to give hurricane relief funds to Texas and nearby states could be an X-factor for Congress as it hustles to pass spending bills before October and avoid a government shutdown -- and the kind of political struggles that Republicans faced with 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

Republicans dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers’ Clinton campaign aid

Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave.

Gianforte ordered photographed, fingerprinted for assault of reporter

Republican Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has been ordered to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter in May — opening the door for the congressman’s mug shot to be plastered in opponents’ campaign ads in next year’s election.