House of Representatives

A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser blocks a street near the U.S. Capitol and a Library of Congress building in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement officials investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Calls for Capitol Police inspector general to publish reports

In today’s Federal Newscast, activist group asks the Senate Rules Committee and House Administration Committee to force the Capitol Police to publish inspector…

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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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Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Janet Yellen

For Congress, and for government operations, it’s a do-or-die week

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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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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

7-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden’s proposed federal pay raise

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The writers of this century-old law might not recognize how it is actually followed

The Budget and Accounting Act set up the system by which presidents proposed budgets to Congress a century ago. But does the current process reflect that…

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House committees are spending the week working on ‘the normal kind’ of budget bills

Appropriations for 2022 are occupying a House that this week is devoted to committee work.

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Chuck Schumer, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar

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

Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the latest congressional outlook from WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.

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