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 get the 2023 budget process under control.
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 they return, and before they turn all their attention to the mid-term elections.
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.
The House of Representatives is taking what amounts to a spring break, but the Senate is in town working on legislation to deal with China and closing in on the Supreme Court nomination.
Besides the omnibus budget package, Congress is dealing with a few other issues this week, like postal reform. But it's a short week, according to Bloomberg Government Deputy News Director Loren Duggan.
The United States may not be a war with Russia in the classic military sense. But it does have troops deployed to NATO countries. And that costs money.
In just a few weeks the annual budget dance, this time for 2023, will start. People who follow these things closely predict the White House will request only a very small increase for the Defense Department, knowing Congress will plus it up anyway.
Congress bought more time to fill in a framework for 2022 appropriations that put the government into another three weeks of continuing resolution.
House Democrats passed a nearly 3,000 page bill last week aimed at American Industrial competitiveness. There's a lot in there for federal agencies, including the Commerce Department. But does it have legs? We get more now from Bloomberg deputy news director Loren Duggan.
Budget reconciliation, administration nominations, and the looming appropriations deadline to get past a long continuing resolution. Those are all on the table for Congress. But both chambers are in recess though. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Bloomberg Government deputy news editor Loren Duggan.
By all indications, Congress this week will have managed to keep a streak going. It will get the National Defense Authorization Act to the president's desk before the end of the calendar year.
Where can contractors contribute politically, and where can they not? Bloomberg Government senior editor Ken Doyle has been following this question closely, and joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.
Returning from its Thanksgiving recess, dealing with the budget is a top priority for both chambers of Congress.
President Biden signs an infrastructure bill Monday, which passed in the House last week after a long and messy debate. Bloomberg Government Deputy News Directer Loren Duggan has this week's outlook on how to keep the government afloat.