Erik Wasson

  • Erik Wasson: February budget deadline missed. What’s next?

    The Trump White House is considering skipping a February budget request to Congress for 2018. It already missed last Monday’s deadline as all new administrations do. But now the smoke signals indicate a proposal won’t come until May. And that could throw Congress more out of whack than it already is. Erik Wasson, congressional reporter for Bloomberg Government, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Erik Wasson: What does the House have on its plate for feds?

    The clocks have sprung forward and so has Congress. This week, with the House back in session, a lot is going on that could affect federal agencies. For a roundup, Federal Drive with Tom Temin checked in with Bloomberg Government reporter Erik Wasson.

  • What feds should know about the 114th Congress

    Tuesday marks the first day of the 114th Congress, which mostly serves as a day of ceremony for freshman members. But once the fanfare is over, experts on the Hill say Republicans and Democrats will get right back to settling some old scores left over from 2014.

  • Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill Reporter, Bloomberg Government

    Embassy security, the Secret Service and the Postal Service are on the fix-it list for the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). His first move is reorganizing the subcommittees. Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill reporter for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the road ahead for Oversight and Government Reform in the 114th Congress.

  • Erik Wasson, Capitol Hill Reporter, Bloomberg Government

    Congress has returned to Washington for two days, and already things are crabby. But the lame duck session has a lot of work to do. First and foremost, pass spending bills because the continuing resolution expires Dec. 11. The Senate and House appropriations committee chairs have been working on it, but the coming change in the make-up of Congress complicates things. Erik Wasson, who covers Capitol Hill for Bloomberg, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a look ahead.

  • Erik Wasson, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

    Congress may seem consumed by hot-button issues like the Veterans Affairs scandal, but it is moving forward on the nitty-gritty. The House has passed a few fiscal 2015 budget bills. It’s moving forward on others. In the Senate, Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) pledges: no more government on auto-pilot. Her committee will approve spending bills too. For an update on all the appropriations, Erik Wasson, a staff writer at The Hill, spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – February 25, 2014

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – October 29, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – October 15, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Oct. 17, 2012

    FTA administrator Peter Rogoff discusses the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. Attorney Stephen Ramaley talks about a U.S. District Court’s decision ruling the 8(a) program unconstitutional. Erik Wasson of The Hill talks about Sen. Tom Coburn’s Wastebook 2012. Juliet Beyler discusses the upcoming deadline for service members and their families to apply for retroactive pay.