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AP Photo/Matt RourkeFILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

As mask mandates return, Congress has something to say

WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller explained further on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

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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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Bicyclists ride past an inner perimeter of security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Will it ever be time for federal employees to return to their regular offices?

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Capitol Hill Security

Like cherry blossom petals, money from the COVID stimulus bill is falling everywhere

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Fencing and razor wire surrounds the perimeter of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The U.S. Capitol dome stands above bare tree branches, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress has a lot to do, first impeachment though

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National Guard troops reinforce security around the U.S. Capitol ahead of expected protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, following the deadly attack on Congress by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress getting back to work after storming of the Capitol

With Congress totally preoccupied with the aftermath of the Capitol riot, and fresh pandemic spending, is there what you might call a normal agenda? For…

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Members of the U.S. Secret Service Counter Assault Team walk through the Rotunda as they and other federal police forces responded as violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol today, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reporting during the storming of the Capitol

The Capitol Building press gallery is stuffed with cubicles belonging to members of the media, including our own WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell…

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is handed the Speaker's gavel by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on the opening day of the 117th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP)

Out with the old Congress, in with the new

For a brief review of the outgoing Congress and what we might expect from the next, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.

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