FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. The sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate this week includes funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Can a 10-year federal infrastructure plan really sustain itself for 10 years

The action plan from the Biden administration for the infrastructure bill seeks to ensure projects across the nation get done on time and on budget.

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress is on recess this week, as the February budget deadline looms

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In some ways you have to pity Congress, trying to spend trillions it doesn’t have

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House passes CR to keep govt open until Dec. 20, guarantee military pay raise

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With the 2-year budget deal signed into law, what’s next for federal employees?

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Civilian agencies spending less than 2019 appropriations, unlike DoD

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Senate budget committee working on 2020 resolution

David Hawkings is editor in chief at The Firewall, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about this early step in the 2020 budgeting process.

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How cybersecurity actually improved during the government shutdown

With government in turmoil thanks to a lapse in appropriations, one might think cybersecurity would be among the first things to break. It turns out that…

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A statue of Benjamin Franklin is seen in an empty corridor outside the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, during a partial government shutdown. Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours' notice before having to return for a vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

Shutdown will almost certainly spill over to next year, when Democrats will control the House

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