• OMB tells agencies how to deal with earmarks

    Budget experts say memo is confusing

  • Speedbumps sighted in war funding

    Democratic leaders in the Senate consider adding the budget blueprint to a $59 billion dollar emergency spending package winding through Congress. But things are never as easy as that on the Hill. Congressional expert Jodi Schneider explains.

  • Congress’ end of session checklist

    A look at the Congressional agenda

  • Analysis: What to expect for FY 2011 budgets

    When your agency funding comes through may be the best indicator of how much you’re getting. The Hill’s Bob Cusack explains.

  • Hopes for an omnibus dim after elections

    Democratic insiders question if anything more than a stopgap spending measure and temporary extension of Bush-era tax cuts can pass. The Hill’s Molly Hooper brings us the latest.

  • The surprise inside the House CR

    The ”FY 2011 Year Long Funding Act” contains language that will linger on long after the year is over. The Hill’s Ian Swanson explains.

  • Weekend session possible after failed House CR vote

    A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What’s more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding — Congress will be in recess all next week.

  • Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

    Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

  • Wednesday morning federal headlines – Nov. 2

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

  • Agriculture appropriations first to go to conference committee

    The conference committee is the first step in reconciling the House version of the appropriations bill with the Senate’s.