Mitchell Miller

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As the 118th Congress gets underway, it’s hard for most to look past the possible debt ceiling showdown

You’ve seen this before working in or with the federal government: A split government by party lines can mean possible issues when things like the…

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You heard right: The next potential government shutdown is coming into view

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Congress Pelosi Women

Now the question is what the lame duck Congress will be able to do

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FILE - People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, June 9, 2022. A Democratic economic package focused on climate and health care faces hurdles but seems headed toward party-line passage by Congress next month. Approval would let President Joe Biden and his party claim a triumph on top priorities just as November’s elections approach. . (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

You’d be surprised with what takes up most of the Senate’s time

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Joe Manchin

It’s practically official: Brace for the next continuing resolution

Another continuing resolution on Oct. 1 is looking inevitable, says WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.

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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)

What’s next on the Hill, now that the House has passed the Defense authorization bill

In a bit of progress for regular order, the House last week managed to pass its version of the National Defense Authorization Act. And, members will get…

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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)

New obstacles emerge to any hope of Congress getting a budget in time for fiscal 2023

China can’t do anything to prevent Congress from passing a budget on time for 2023. But the China competitiveness bill could do just that. With the year-end just three months away now, legislative arguments over the bill threaten budget talks.

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