Chuck Schumer

U.S. Capitol

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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A year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, a woman carries flowers up the stairs into the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington. Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, a violent attack that has fundamentally changed Congress and prompted widespread concerns about the future of American democracy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

It might be a new year, but the same old questions are occupying Congress

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, as Congress returns to a busy schedule and Democratic lawmakers are laboring to shoulder President Joe Biden's massive $3.5 trillion

What’s next for Congress now that they’ve kicked the budget stone down the road again

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Chuck Schumer

Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

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Chuck Schumer, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar

Next question: Will the Senate go along with House oversight proposals?

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Report sparks escalating calls for government to address climate change’s threat to economy

Climate change poses a fundamental risk to our economic system. A growing bipartisan movement is underway to make sure US financial regulators understand…

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Chuck Schumer

Senators want NRA Foundation out of the Combined Federal Campaign

In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of Democratic senators want to remove the National Rifle Association Foundation from the list of approved charities…

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Donald Trump

Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

The president’s upcoming payroll tax deferral is effective for civilian federal employees when the current pay period ends Sept. 12, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service said. For active-duty military, the president’s payroll tax deferral is effective for the mid-month paycheck Sept. 15.

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