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Debt ceiling debate likely to continue for weeks

Ian Swanson, a staff writer for The Hill, spoke to Federal News Radio about the intensifying debate between Capitol Hill and the president.

Tags: debt ceiling , The Hill , Congressional Spotlight , Congress

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 11:50am EDT
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Congress considers retroactive spending cuts

The idea of retroactively cutting money that has been approved but not yet spent is one of several options under consideration. We get an update from The Hill's Ian Swanson.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , FY 2011 , continuing resolution , budget cuts

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 10:31am EST
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2012 Budget: The race to austerity

As the new Congress and President Obama try to out-austere one another, what will happen with the 2012 budget? And, will there even be a 2011 budget or yet another continuing resolution?

Tags: budget , Federal Drive , The Hill , Congress , Barack Obama , continuing resolution , Jacob Lew , Mary Landrieu , austerity , management

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:54am EST
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The surprise inside the House CR

The "FY 2011 Year Long Funding Act" contains language that will linger on long after the year is over. The Hill's Ian Swanson explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , budget , FY 2011 budget , CR , Congress , The Hill , pay freeze , pay debate , appropriations , omnibus , catch all spending bill , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 10:31am EST
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Freezes, furloughs and funding on the Hill

Congress is working to make decisions on three huge issues that affect federal employees: the proposed pay freeze, workforce reductions, and agency funding. The Hill's Ian Swanson runs it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Congress , lame duck , pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , continuing resolution , furloughs

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:31am EST
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Fiscal commission in search of consensus

Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the majority whip and a member of the commission, said in an interview that the "toxic" political environment created by the midterm elections threatens to undermine the proposals the panel is expected to make in December.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , Dick Durban , fiscal commission

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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House waiting on Senate to act on 420 bills

More than 400 bills have passed the House than the Senate. The Hill's Ian Swanson says he thinks only two are sure to survive.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill , pay and benefits , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Analysis: economic proposals face tough tests

The administration hopes the proposals will increase business and consumer confidence, but first each proposal would require congressional approval, which is highly uncertain given Washington's partisan atmosphere.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill ,

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Congress' end of session checklist

A look at the Congressional agenda

Tags: The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , appropriations

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Three days to recess: where's your funding?

FY 2011 funding, Kagan, cybersecurity... What, if anything, will get done before the end of the week? We ask Ian Swanson, a news editor for The Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , funding FY 2011 , The Hill

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:35am EDT
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