Richard Shelby

FILE - The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, with the U.S. Capitol in the distance, Nov. 4, 2020. The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. The Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative justices paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on abortion rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After a turbulent week, Congress is on recess, but some work continues

Reeling from two highly controversial Supreme Court decisions and some revelatory hearings concerning the Capitol break-in, Congress is in recess this…

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U.S. Capitol

With Congress in recess, it can rest up for the budget battles ahead

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate passes 2022 federal spending bill, sends to Biden’s desk

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The Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building during a delay in work on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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federal pay raise

Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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Donald Trump

Trump signs continuing resolution, averting government shutdown until Nov. 21

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The rising sun divides the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019, the day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate sends shutdown-averting CR to Trump’s desk

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Senate, Congress, House of Representatives

Senate ups R&D spending in defense appropriations bill, battle still brewing on wall funding

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Now that it’s law, veterans service organizations want Congress to actually pay for VA MISSION Act

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Richard Shelby

After signing, Trump has concerns about the VA MISSION Act

Lawmakers are still trying to find a permanent funding source for the VA MISSION Act, as the president publicly expressed his disagreement with some of…

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cybersecurity

DoD’s Kendall reassures lawmakers about vendor cybersecurity

The under secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics assured lawmakers that the DoD is keeping a close eye on the cybersecurity measures…

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Retirement calculator glitch gave misleading information, senators say

The chairmen of two Senate financial committees claim an agency’s online retirement planning calculator misled seniors about how much they could expect to receive in retirement benefits.

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