(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Roger Wicker, Maria Cantwell

In rare move, members of Congress want White House to request more money for one particular agency

In today’s Federal Newscast, two Senators are asking the White House to make a larger budget request for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The writers of this century-old law might not recognize how it is actually followed

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House committees are spending the week working on ‘the normal kind’ of budget bills

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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/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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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks as Karen Gibson, the new Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, listens outside Schumer's office, Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

New Senate sergeant at arms describes long-term security issues following Jan. 6

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In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.”  Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

House, Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities

In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.

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Romanian servicemen, wearing masks to protect against coronavirus, prepare to unload boxes containing the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Bill to let anyone who served get a vaccine at VA passes Senate

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate has passed legislation that would let VA vaccinate anyone who’s ever served in the military, plus their spouses.

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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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