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Omnibus approach likely for remaining spending bills

Despite the successful passage last week of a small group of annual spending bills covering several federal agencies' 2012 budgets, Congress will likely fold the remaining bills into a single omnibus.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , appropriations , budget , The Hill , continuing resolution , omnibus spending bill , minibus spending bill , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:24am EST

Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: The Hill , supercommittee , Congress , House , Senate , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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After Senate defeat, what's next for jobs legislation?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the president's jobs bill, which was defeated in the Senate this week.

Tags: The Hill , Congress , Senate , american jobs act , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:16am EDT
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Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , budget , House , Senate , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Gang of Six "running out of steam"

Budget wrangling continues on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper's Erik Wasson brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , The Hill , Gang of Six , Congress

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Signs of budget cooperation bloom on the Hill

The White House and congressional Republicans on Tuesday signaled a new willingness to work together to reach a long-term budget deal. We get the latest from The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , 2012 budget , The Hill ,

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Debt ceiling debate may turn ugly

Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , debt ceiling , The Hill ,

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Shutdown fudge factor may come into play

Seventy two hours or bust? If push really comes to shove, The Hill's Erik Wasson tells Federal News Radio, the House's 72 hour rule could be waived and even a 24 hour CR is seen as better than a shutdown.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , continuing resolution , shutdown , furlough , The Hill , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 04/04/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Have we seen the last of the budget stopgap measures?

Does Congress have another stopgap measure left in it? Can the federal workforce weather one more as well? We ask The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , stopgap funding bill , CR , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Continuing resolutions may become a way of life

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating a short-term funding plan for weeks but are still far apart. Looking to avert a government shutdown this week, Congress is expected to approve a three-week stopgap measure this week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill, which may never come. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains why the CRs could continue until FY 2012.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , budget , shutdown , continuing resolution , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT
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