Tag: Administration

Trump administration seeks $45.8B in extra government funding amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has requested an additional $ 45.8 billion from Congress to shore up U.S. agencies amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday. The supplemental funding request, sent to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday night, would give billions more to the Department of Health and Human Services, the…

Senators blast Trump administration for coronavirus response

WASHINGTON — Top officials in the Trump administration struggled on Tuesday morning to justify their response to the growing threat of the coronavirus, which has sickened at least 80,423 people around the world and killed at least 2,712.  Having spread well beyond its origin in the city of Wuhan in China, COVID-19, as the disease…

Trump administration prepares to send asylum seekers to Guatemala

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has begun an effort to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative and related training materials. FILE PHOTO: Central American migrants are seen outside their tents in…

California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail funds

FILE PHOTO – California Governor Jerry Brown’s name and others are pictured on a railroad rail after a ceremony for the California High Speed Rail in Fresno, California January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $ 929 million in…