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Hear those drumbeats? They’re predictions of a January government shutdown

They somehow cobbled together two consecutive continuing resolutions. Now members of Congress aren’t sure what will happen when the current one expires….

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The government could still close, but your health insurance will march on

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

How the Ukraine War could gum up federal budget negotiations

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The 2024 National Defense Authorization Act becomes a dart board for peevish lawmakers

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. Lawmakers are increasingly looking at boosting the IRS to help pay for infrastructure improvements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS faces $20B cut from modernization fund under debt ceiling agreement

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That tick-tick-tick-tick-tick you hear? It’s the countdown to debt ceiling doomsday

With cameras whirring, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other congressional leaders will meet with President Biden tomorrow.

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The Senate is alone on Capitol Hill this week, as the budget debate rolls on

The House is in recess this week, but the Senate will hear more budget testimony and deal with judicial nominees.  Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the…

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Speaker McCarthy’s debt-limit proposal evokes AFGE backlash

In today’s Federal Newscast: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt limit proposal evokes backlash from the largest federal employee union. The Department of Homeland Security announces new measures to address AI advances, as well as threats from China. And the VA warns that the debt-ceiling proposal by House Republicans would cut tens of thousands of jobs.

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