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Defense authorization bill comes in for a landing

It will have things to love and hate, but it looks like the National Defense Authorization Bill will make it to passage in the remainder of the 117th Congress….

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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)

You’re not the only one squinting to understand what’s happening on Capitol Hill

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FILE - The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Congress cares about one thing now and its not 2023 appropriations

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin its historic confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The 51-year-old federal judge would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

There may be a lot of drama on the Hill right now, but there’s work that needs a doin’

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FILE - The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, with the U.S. Capitol in the distance, Nov. 4, 2020. The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. The Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative justices paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on abortion rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After a turbulent week, Congress is on recess, but some work continues

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Along with Jan. 6 hearings, legislation making its way through congress

The House has made some initial progress on 2023 federal spending levels, and various pieces of legislation are expected to make their way through votes…

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Where exactly do most of federal contracting dollars actually go?

More than 25% of federal contracting dollars end up in one of six markets, according to analysis by Bloomberg Government.

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

With Congress in recess, not too much bad can happen

Memorial Day sent Congress home for a week’s recess. So the gun debates and other matters will have to wait a few more days.

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