With a look ahead, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Soon, the 116th Congress will be history, replaced by the 117th. There is a careful process that marks the congressional transition.
Congress barely avoided a government shutdown on Friday by passing a continuing resolution just hours before the previous CR was set to expire. But they didn't buy themselves much time.
Transition funding for the incoming Biden administration, like all other federal appropriations, is coming from a continuing resolution, which expires in less than two weeks.
Both houses of Congress are working this week. They've got internal housekeeping items to attend to, but also some bills critical to keep the government functioning.
Congress is pretty much going nowhere in the next couple of weeks. But there is the question of the budget and the National Defense Authorization Act.
Congress has not finished debating what to do about another stimulus bill for pandemic response.
For how all the latest Congressional activity might sort out, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Like the full moon you know will be rising soon, the continuing resolution for the 2021 fiscal year, it starts next week, is finally taking shape in Congress.
Not much got done in Congress over the last two weeks, and tomorrow is the first day of the last month of the fiscal year.
They're gone. Both the House and Senate are basically in recess until Labor Day, with only perfunctory goings on.
The Senate returns this week with a pretty long list of things to do. Nomination votes, debating a coronavirus bill and the 2021 budget.
The Senate will craft a stimulus bill very different from that of the House, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services could get bailout help from Congress this week.
The House tucks into two weeks of committee work that includes appropriations for fiscal 2021 in addition to another possible stimulus bill.