The House is expected to vote Thursday on a spending bill designed to avert another government shutdown. Among the controversies: a rollback of the Dodd-Frank financial market regulatory overhaul. Banks have lobbied to get rid of a provision requiring them to "push out" derivatives trading.
A group of black Congressional staffers staged a protest and walked out of the Capitol on Thursday. They were protesting recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.