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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

New chairmen of Senate Committees and subcommittees could have a dramatic impact on your agency's oversight, and the demands Congress makes of your committee. And the potential flip of the Senate from Democratic to Republican control looks more and more likely. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog at RollCall.com. On In Depth with Francis Rose, David said the lineup of new chairs would have more experience than people think.

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Monday - 07/28/2014, 03:56pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The goal to get a spending bill done for your agency looks less and less likely by the time the fiscal year ends September 30th. And the other work Congress thought it could get done -- reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs -- seems to be hitting a wall too. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call, and he shared the progress for both of these major pieces of work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The Senate plans to mark up the 2015 defense appropriations bill on Thursday. That will probably help make it the first appropriations bill to pass the Senate for fiscal 2015. Meanwhile the House will try to pass its seventh appropriations bill. Congress as a whole needs to pass 12 spending bills by September 30th if it wants to avoid another continuing resolution or a full government shutdown. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He shared Capitol Hill's progress on the bills on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

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Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The House is beating the Senate five to nothing in the race to pass next year's appropriations bills. The topline spending amounts for federal agencies are already set, but even so Congress isn't exactly sprinting to finalize the budgets. But the clock is still ticking and September 30th is only about three months away. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. He explained where Congress stands in the appropriations process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Your agency's funding bill may be among the spending vehicles that appear to be stalling out in Congress. The Senate's effort to get several bills through in a package has hit a roadblock. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and host of the Hawkings Here blog. He detailed the stops-and-starts of the agency budget process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Both chambers of Congress are back at work. One of the focal points of concentration this week will be agency appropriations bills. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call. He told Francis Rose on In Depth the pressure to make progress on spending bills is coming from the calendar.

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Monday - 06/16/2014, 03:56pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Candidates for the jobs of Veterans Affairs Secretary and head of the Veterans Health Administration have already withdrawn before they got to the Senate confirmation process. That may mean it will be a long time before Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson and the acting leadership at VHA get permanent replacements. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose there are two big questions for the administration: who will take the jobs and who can get confirmed?

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Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The fight is on between the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. They're fighting about legislation to allow the VA Secretary to fire senior executives, how to respond to the health care scandal and more. But the Veterans Affairs Committees are missing something that might help them better understand the problems Veterans face. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog.

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Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The balance is off on Capitol Hill this week. The House is out of session, but the Senate is in. And both chambers are working on their strategies to get your agency's spending plan for Fiscal 2015 finished on time. David Hawkings, senior Eeitor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose your agency's next budget is taking baby steps not giant strides.

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Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 12:10pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is one week into its longest work session of the year. Members will be on the Hill for the next eight weeks. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the partisan divide may melt away in five key areas.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:43pm EDT
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