Congress passes first package of spending bills just hours before shutdown deadline for key agencies

The Senate on Friday approved a $460 billion package of spending bills in time to meet a midnight deadline for avoiding a shutdown of many key federal…

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CR, continuing resolution

Congress votes to avert a shutdown and keep the government funded into early March

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)U.S. Capitol

Congress approves temporary funding and pushes the fight over the federal budget into the new year

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Senate confirms VA deputy secretary focused on EHR rollout, outreach to new vets

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The American flag flies at half-staff outside the U.S. Capitol before a ceremony for former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Washington. Reid will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol as colleagues and friends pay tribute to a hardscrabble Democrat who served five terms in the Senate. Reid will be honored Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda during a ceremony closed to the public under COVID-19 protocols. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Congress is back today, and the federal budget is back on the agenda

Members will resume budget talks that started late last week, which is encouraging given that the continuing resolution deadline is just a month away.

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A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser blocks a street near the U.S. Capitol and a Library of Congress building in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement officials investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Calls for Capitol Police inspector general to publish reports

In today’s Federal Newscast, activist group asks the Senate Rules Committee and House Administration Committee to force the Capitol Police to publish inspector…

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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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