Democrats

Chuck Schumer

Congress looks to next year to take up where it’ll leave off this year

Even Democrats on Capitol Hill are saying the gigantic so called Build Back Better legislation won’t happen in 2021. They’ll be back with it next year.

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Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Steny Hoyer

House leadership wants to get on with a final appropriation agreement for fiscal 2022

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Noise from Capitol Hill is starting to sound like a broken record

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Joe Manchin

The federal employee vaccination mandate has launched fresh arguments in Congress

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

You can add Afghanistan to the list of things pushing Congress towards a continuing resolution

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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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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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A concrete pump frames the Capitol Dome during renovations and repairs to Lower Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. President Joe Biden hopes to pass a massive national infrastructure plan by this summer but Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear divided over his proposal for $2.3 trillion in spending to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What Congress is considering for your agency in the week ahead

Nothing has quite jelled enough to be headed to the president’s desk for signing, but many bills concerning federal agencies and their operations are simmering…

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Congress hints, Postal Service reform might be a real possibility this year

Even as it debates a trillion here and a trillion there, Congress hasn’t overlooked some of the close-to-home issues like federal pay.

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In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.”  Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

House, Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities

In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.

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