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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

Congress trucks back to Washington this week with only a few legislative days left before the end of the fiscal year.

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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

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Where exactly do most of federal contracting dollars actually go?

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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)

Capitol Hill is a bustling place this week, starting with federal agencies and baby formula

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

What the ones who actually have a say in next year’s budget are saying

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Congress is working to establish some order for the 2023 budget process

Members of Congress know the budget process, their primary mission in life, is a mess. But some efforts are brewing that at least some members hope will…

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With Congress in recess, it can rest up for the budget battles ahead

Members of Congress are off this week, for Passover, Easter or Ramadan. With any luck they’re also thinking about getting after the 2022 budget before…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. Washington health officials recommended on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that all “non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions,” be postponed or canceled through the end of March, a move that could imperil the popular Cherry Blossom Festival. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

An impending long recess will force a lot of action in Congress this week

From a supreme court confirmation vote to Russian misbehavior, the House and Senate have a lot to do in the coming week. And there’s considerable time pressure to get it done.

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