National Mall

Congress needs to pass budget deal before CR runs out Friday

WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the outlook.

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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

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The Capitol is seen as House lawmakers prepare to debate emergency coronavirus response legislation on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pandemic ‘accelerating’ House modernization as lawmakers push for remote votes, hearings

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AFGE

Despite last year’s victories, familiar challenges resurface for AFGE in 2020

The American Federation of Government Employees said it faces a series of familiar challenges again this year, despite the addition of new paid parental…

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Donald Trump

White House downplays shutdown chances

The White House is signaling it’s not interested in a government shutdown when a temporary government-wide spending bill expires Nov. 21

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House votes to condemn Trump’s transgender military ban

The House delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump with a vote against his plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women

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