Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn

Congress, you might say, is running out of runway

Congress is out this week and the regular appropriations continuing resolution hasn’t got much longer to go. Is a year long CR in the offing?

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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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(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)

House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for

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Chuck Schumer, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar

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

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden to outline ‘American Family Plan’ at address to joint session of Congress

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In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020, photo hand sanitizer and cleaner wipes sit in a cart as Des Moines Area Religious Council food pantry worker Patrick Minor passes out food at a senior center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Associated Press has found that the critical shortage of testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer can be tied to a sudden drop in imports of medical supplies. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AFGE members say they don’t feel safe returning to the office

In today’s Federal Newscast, American Federation of Government Employees members say they’re not ready yet to return to their offices.

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Nancy Pelosi

Congressional regulators voice concerns about Postal Service delivery standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 130 House members tell the Postal Service they’re concerned with mail delivery standards ahead of the November…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va., Friday, July 31, 2020. Delays caused by an increase in voting by mail may contribute to public doubts about the results. The public might not know the winner of the presidential race on Election Day because of a massive shift to voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because mail ballots take longer to count because of security procedures and laws in some states that limit when they can be processed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top Democrats rally for more USPS resources ahead of election

With Congress and Trump administration still divided over the terms of the next coronavirus spending bill, top Democrats have doubled down on measures that would bolster the Postal Service ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

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