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At least Congress was able to keep the trains running on time

If they can avert a rail strike, can they get a federal budget? To get the answer to that big question, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with WTOP Capitol…

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Congress Pelosi Women

Now the question is what the lame duck Congress will be able to do

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Joe Manchin

It’s practically official: Brace for the next continuing resolution

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New obstacles emerge to any hope of Congress getting a budget in time for fiscal 2023

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A due to limited supplies sign is shown on the baby formula shelf at a grocery store Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Parents across much of the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula after a combination of supply disruptions and safety recalls have swept many of the leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Federal agencies’ roles in helping to solve the baby formula shortage

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Chuck Schumer, Maria Cantwell

One Senator thinks a Roe v. Wade overturn could affect the federal workforce

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Lloyd Austin, Antony Blinken, Volodymyr Zelenskyy

On Capitol Hill, a deepening commitment to keep arms flowing to Ukraine

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FILE - The U.S. Capitol building is seen before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March. 21, 2022. With an urgent funding request stuck in Congress, the Health Resources and Services Administration says it can no longer cover medical bills for COVID tests and treatments for uninsured people and will stop taking claims at midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

The worsening Ukraine situation causes Congress to reexamine the defense budget

Congress is on recess this week, which may be a good thing with COVID making its ugly appearance in both chambers. And that’s why maybe a $10 billion COVID…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. On Wednesday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for March. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The swirling sound you hear is Congress going ’round and ’round on some old ideas

The great flywheel of appropriations gets a big shove today with release of the administration’s 2023 budget request, six months before fiscal 2023 actually…

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Chuck Schumer

That omnibus bill maybe should be called the omni-train, gravy train

Congress, as it does every year, crammed a lot of spending when it whipped up that so called omnibus appropriations bill.

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