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December 21, 2018 11:59 PM Incoming Campbell Soup CEO Clouse to be paid up to $7.4 million in 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co (CPB.N) said on Friday that incoming Chief Executive Mark Clouse, a food industry veteran, could be paid as much as $7.4 million in compensation for fiscal 2019. Clouse, the former chief of frozen food maker Pinnacle Foods, was named Campbell’s new CEO on Thursday after a seven-month search to replace former CEO Denise 106

December 21, 2018 9:59 PM U.S. government appears headed toward partial shutdown; negotiations continue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government appeared headed toward a partial shutdown, even as negotiations continued, after Senate leaders determined there was not support for President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. The U.S. Senate will continue to negotiate with the White House and Republicans in the House of Representatives 81

December 21, 2018 6:34 PM Here’s what $5 billion in border wall funding would buy

As Congress battles over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border-wall funding, Homeland Security officials explained Friday what that money could actually buy. According to DHS officials, the funding would cover the construction of 215 miles of “wall system” on the southern border. But DHS officials say it could cover the replacement of “dilapidated 149

December 21, 2018 6:17 PM Government shutdown: Live updates

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, speaking from the Senate floor moments ago, said President Trump was throwing a "temper tantrum" over the spending bill. "In a short time, the Senate will take part in a pointless exercise to demonstrate to our House colleagues and the President what everyone here already knows. There are not the votes in the Senate 91

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Trump, Congress careen toward partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was headed to a partial shutdown unless President Donald Trump and Congress can cut a deal on Friday on their long-running battle over Trump’s demand for a wall on the border with Mexico. Funding for a range of federal agencies is set to expire at midnight on Friday. Trump pushed Republican allies in the House 167

December 20, 2018 11:32 PM Republican McCarthy believes House, Senate can resolve funding impasse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, a member of the House of Representatives Republican leadership, said on Thursday he believes the House and Senate can resolve an impasse over funding the U.S. government, which would partially shut down on Saturday without an agreement. In an interview with Fox News, McCarthy, the House majority 70

December 20, 2018 6:37 PM House Republican leaders: Trump will not sign funding bill from Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not sign legislation to fund the federal government that passed the U.S. Senate, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters after a meeting with the president on Thursday. Ryan, speaking alongside U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside the White House, said Trump wanted any spending 148

December 20, 2018 4:31 PM Pelosi reiterates opposition to border wall funds in U.S. spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday reiterated her party’s stance that legislation allowing the government to sidestep a partial shutdown cannot include funds for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, as the White House continued to push for the funding. “We’re right in the middle of a sort of meltdown 128

December 20, 2018 2:57 PM Trump expected to sign stopgap spending bill: Republican congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a stopgap spending bill on Thursday and the House Republican leadership does not expect President Donald Trump to veto the measure, Republican Representative Chris Collins said. Collins was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the House Republican caucus on Thursday. The U.S. Senate 140

December 20, 2018 3:29 AM Liberal Rep. Barbara Lee in rare agreement with Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was in rare agreement with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Lee, who recently lost her bid for House Speaker to fellow Rep. Nancy Pelosi, also a California Democrat, told Fox News that she's "long called for a troop withdrawal on Syria" because Congress "has not authorized" 207