Government funds were spent on Susan Pompeo's trip during the government shutdown while staffers accommodating her were unpaid.
A three-week session ended with no new bills passed to deal with the crisis that has caused nearly 100,000 deaths in the U.S.
But the private school the Treasury secretary's children attend is also collecting a public handout as part of the Trump administration's stimulus package.
The scale of the crisis facing the journalism industry requires a radical and dramatic response: a massive public investment in local news.
Republicans and Democrats both agree on this much: spending.
“Depends on what the negotiation [is],” the president said. “I wouldn’t commit to anything.”
Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
The budget includes cuts that would hit mandatory safety net programs, which the president has proposed in the past.
Lawmakers have said that "use-it-or-lose-it" spending promotes waste.
The "Late Show" host calls out both parties for celebrating the "absolute minimum."