Republicans

Chuck Schumer

Congress looks to next year to take up where it’ll leave off this year

Even Democrats on Capitol Hill are saying the gigantic so called Build Back Better legislation won’t happen in 2021. They’ll be back with it next year.

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Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Steny Hoyer

House leadership wants to get on with a final appropriation agreement for fiscal 2022

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Joe Manchin

The federal employee vaccination mandate has launched fresh arguments in Congress

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

You can add Afghanistan to the list of things pushing Congress towards a continuing resolution

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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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/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen as national guard members pass by on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021. The House voted to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Let’s face it – Congress has more to chew than it can digest

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A concrete pump frames the Capitol Dome during renovations and repairs to Lower Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. President Joe Biden hopes to pass a massive national infrastructure plan by this summer but Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear divided over his proposal for $2.3 trillion in spending to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What Congress is considering for your agency in the week ahead

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Congress hints, Postal Service reform might be a real possibility this year

Even as it debates a trillion here and a trillion there, Congress hasn’t overlooked some of the close-to-home issues like federal pay.

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FILE - This July 16, 2019, file photo shows the Capitol Dome in Washington.  The U.S. government's budget deficit hit $735.7 billion through the first four months of the budget year, an all-time high for the period, as a pandemic-induced recession cut into tax revenues while spending on COVID relief measures sent outlays soaring. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021,  that the deficit so far for the budget year that began Oct. 1 is 89% higher than the $389.2 billion deficit run up in the same period a year ago.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

After a decade-long hiatus, earmarks appear to be headed back to the Congressional appropriations process

Both parties in the House have agreed to participate in the new earmarks process that proponents say include some safeguards to prevent abuses.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkLoren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Senate zipping through confirmations on the way to impeachment trial

For more of what both houses of Congress are up to in the days ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin called on Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan.

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