WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.READ MORE: Judge Begins Key Hearing On Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan
Continuing divisions between tea party lawmakers and House GOP leaders also shelved an effort to address an economic crisis in Puerto Rico. And the White House is turning up the pressure on Republicans over delays in providing money to combat the Zika virus.READ MORE: Texas Man Gregory Gabrisch Dies In Hunting Accident In Southwest Colorado
The budget failure, while embarrassing to House Speaker Paul Ryan, isn’t stopping the once-dominant House and Senate Appropriations committees from commencing work on spending bills. But trouble on the House floor awaits, where only a handful of the measures seem sure to advance.
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