Anne Joseph O'Connell

FILE - The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. With an urgent funding request stuck in Congress, the Health Resources and Services Administration says it can no longer cover medical bills for COVID tests and treatments for uninsured people and will stop taking claims at midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

Senate confirmation process dragging on longer with every administration

Presidents make sure their and their party’s policies are carried out in large measure by whom they appoint. Each time, though, it seems like the confirmation…

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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo a woman wearing a face mask walks past the White House in Washington. The nation's capital, like most of the nation itself, is largely shuttered. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Agencies juggling presidential transition preparations with global pandemic

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