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Continuing the conversation about continuing resolutions, and other happenings on the Hill

The continuing resolution that Congress is debating is sort of like COVID. You know it’s coming, but how bad will it be? CRs can go for days or they can…

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FILE - The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Congress cares about one thing now and its not 2023 appropriations

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FILE - The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, with the U.S. Capitol in the distance, Nov. 4, 2020. The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. The Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative justices paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on abortion rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After a turbulent week, Congress is on recess, but some work continues

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Along with Jan. 6 hearings, legislation making its way through congress

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Capitol Hill is a bustling place this week, starting with federal agencies and baby formula

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Congress is working to establish some order for the 2023 budget process

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With Congress in recess, it can rest up for the budget battles ahead

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. Washington health officials recommended on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that all “non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions,” be postponed or canceled through the end of March, a move that could imperil the popular Cherry Blossom Festival. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

An impending long recess will force a lot of action in Congress this week

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FILE - The Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington, Oct. 15, 2021. Republicans aiming to retake the Senate majority entered this election year with a favorable political climate. But after a series of recent failures to encourage centrist Republicans to run, the pressure is on the GOP to make sure that the party doesn't shift so far to the right that they risk losing otherwise winnable races. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

It’s a weird time in Congress with a war going on in Europe

Besides the omnibus budget package, Congress is dealing with a few other issues this week, like postal reform. But it’s a short week, according to Bloomberg…

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That competitiveness bill the House passed would deliver a lot of money to the government itself

House Democrats passed a nearly 3,000 page bill last week aimed at American Industrial competitiveness. There’s a lot in there for federal agencies, including…

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress is on recess this week, as the February budget deadline looms

Budget reconciliation, administration nominations, and the looming appropriations deadline to get past a long continuing resolution. Those are all on the table for Congress. But both chambers are in recess though. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Bloomberg Government deputy news editor Loren Duggan.

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