Coronavirus has boosted federal contract spending

The pandemic has damaged the economy. No question about it. But it’s also stimulated record levels of federal contract spending.

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Navy may actually see less funding for first time in a while

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Rob Levinson: What a House proposed space corps would mean for the Air Force

Air Force brass say they want more planes and pilots. Congress proposed developing a new U.S. Space Corps. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she’s…

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FILE -- In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, an American flag flies over Capitol Hill in Washington. A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely. That stymied public knowledge on the scale of foreign influence in the campaign. The campaign and the allegations surrounding it show what can happen when the often-murky world of lobbying intersects with emotive American issues like patriotism, protecting U.S. troops and the memory of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

How Congress can force the administration to spend the money it appropriated

The more bitter the arguments over the federal budget become on Capitol Hill, the more members might resort to anything. Especially if the Trump administration…

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Rob Levinson: Legal solution to budget arguments

The more bitter the arguments over the federal budget become on Capitol Hill, the more members might resort to anything. Especially if the Trump administration refuses to spend money it didn’t want appropriated in the first place. There’s a law for that. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share the details.

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